In the heat and humidity of a Buford, Georgia summer, there’s nothing quite as inviting as an air-conditioned home. A new air conditioner gives you the chance to enjoy a cool and comfortable environment in your home for many years to come. Installing or replacing a system requires a substantial investment, so you’ll want to ensure you get it right. Here’s what you need know to select the ideal air conditioning system.

Choose the Right System

Offering the kind of whole-home comfort that many Georgians prefer, central air is the most popular type of cooling system. Others favor dual-purpose heat pumps that can provide cooling in summer and warmth during the winter. For homes that can’t accommodate ductwork, ductless AC offers an energy-saving solution. Ductless units are also an appealing alternative to window units for spaces like room additions, enclosed porches or converted garages.

Check the Efficiency Rating

The efficiency of an AC system is expressed as the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). This rating represents the system’s cooling output compared to its energy consumption. The higher the SEER rating, the more money you’ll save on operating expenses. In southeastern states like Georgia, the minimum SEER for central air conditioning is 14. Our installation experts can help you crunch the numbers to find the SEER rating best for you.

Verify the Correct Size

In HVAC terminology, “size” refers to an air conditioner’s cooling capacity, not its physical dimensions. When it comes to AC installations, it’s hard to overemphasize the importance of proper sizing. An undersized system will run overtime, driving up your cooling costs. An oversized system will cycle on and off frequently, decreasing your comfort while increasing your energy bills. A trustworthy contractor will conduct a load calculation to determine the appropriate size.

When you partner with Pruitt Heating & Air, Inc., you can rest assured your new air conditioner will meet your needs. Since 1978, we’ve been keeping homes in Buford and the surrounding communities cool and comfortable. To learn more, check out our air conditioning services or call 770-450-6001.

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