The recent arrival of triple digit temperatures in the Scottsdale area have forced many to turn on their air conditioning systems earlier than normal. While many see this as an inconvenience, for some it was a sign that their system is on its last leg. When you are looking for air conditioning installation in Scottsdale, it is vital that you do extensive research. After all, air conditioners are a large (and often, costly) investment. While you may be brand loyal or are looking for the lowest price, there are various other factors which are essential to contemplate. Two of the most important factors to consider are:

SEER

The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio is a factor which is used to establish the ability of an air conditioner to cool a space with a specific amount of energy expended. The less energy that is used to power the system, the more energy efficient the system is considered to be. In an effort to preserve energy, the U.S. government even established that newly manufactured equipment must have a SEER of at least 131. While you may not give much thought to being environmentally friendly, it is worth taking note that using less energy means reduced energy costs for you.

Size/Cooling Capacity

The ability of an air conditioner to cool your space is directly related to the system’s size. Measured in British Thermal Units (BTU), the cooling capacity is essential to consider when choosing a system. If the air conditioner is too small for your space, it will be incapable of cooling your home to the desired temperature and will be forced to operate around the clock, costing you more in energy expenses. One of our knowledgeable technicians will be able to help you choose a system that is appropriate for the size of your space.

You may also want to consider things such as the filter and refrigerant types that a system uses, as well as the level of noise that it emits while in operation. Honest Air is a Carrier Comfort Specialist concentrating on new system installation. We believe in the superiority of the Carrier product line. View our specials online and then call us today to learn more about Carrier air conditioners and our reliable installation services.

Sources:

1EnergySavers; http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/space_heating_cooling/index.cfm/mytopic=12440