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Beat the Heat: Set Your Home Cooling Plan into Motion

With the heat of summer fast approaching, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your AC needs. Whether you are looking to upgrade your current system or install a new one, there are a few factors to consider before making a decision. Our home comfort specialists recommend thinking about:

Space Considerations

When evaluating your cooling options, it's important to factor in the size of the space you want to cool. Proper sizing of your cooling system ensures that your system operates effectively without unnecessary strain or energy waste. A system that's too large for the space will cycle on and off frequently, leading to increased wear and tear and higher energy consumption. Conversely, a system that's too small will struggle to maintain comfortable temperatures.

Energy Efficiency

Older AC systems can be quite energy intensive, leading to high utility bills. By upgrading to a more energy-efficient system, you can save money on your monthly bills and reduce your carbon footprint. Look for systems with high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings, which indicate how efficiently the unit operates over an entire cooling season. 

Ductwork Condition

If you have ductwork, be sure it's in good condition before installing a central AC system. Hire a licensed HVAC technician to seal or replace leaky ductwork so that cool air remains in your home. This step ensures optimal efficiency and effectiveness of your new AC system. Once the duct system is secured, you can proceed with scheduling the installation.

Mini-splits for Ducted and Non-ducted Spaces

If you already have ductwork but want to avoid using a central AC system, mini-splits provide an efficient alternative. Conversely, if you don't have existing ductwork, ductless mini-splits offer both cooling and heating solutions without requiring conventional ductwork. With personalized zoning capabilities, mini-splits provide tailored comfort across your home while minimizing energy consumption. These systems are renowned for their quiet operation and space-saving design, making them an excellent choice where traditional installations may pose challenges.

Zoning Options

Consider implementing zoning systems or programmable thermostats to customize your cooling preferences for different areas of your home. Mini-split systems allow you to independently control the temperature of each zone or room, maximizing comfort and energy savings.

Cost Analysis

Evaluate the expense of replacing your AC unit against ongoing repair costs. If repairs surpass half of the replacement cost, opting for an upgrade may prove the most financially sound choice. Additionally, factor in potential manufacturer rebates and tax incentives for newer, energy-efficient units, which can further enhance your savings.

Professional HVAC Consultation

Prior to installing or replacing an AC system, seek guidance from one of our certified home comfort technicians. They can evaluate your home's cooling requirements, offer recommendations, and handle installation and maintenance. Professional installation guarantees optimal efficiency and effectiveness of your AC system, ensuring your comfort throughout the summer season.

Heating and Cooling Installation, Maintenance, Service, and Repair in NH and MA

Getting an early start on your summer cooling needs is a smart move that can help you stay comfortable and save money throughout the hot months ahead. Our home comfort specialists can help you make an informed decision that meets your specific needs and budget. Contact us today!

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