Globally, September 2019 was roughly 1.02 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the average from 1981-2010, "making it the warmest September in data record! Will this September be warm too? If you’re like me and you’re ready to beat the heat and stop suffering with a failing system. Now might be the ideal time to consider replacing the old system.
The lifespan of most HVAC systems is an average of 10 to 14 years, so most homeowners can count on replacing theirs eventually. But what should you buy?
The typical household spends 23 percent of its annual utility budget on cooling, according to Energy Star. It might seem like a good idea to get the biggest AC replacement unit you can. But it’s important to choose the right unit. An air conditioner that’s too small will struggle to cool a room. One that’s too big cools so quickly that it doesn’t have time to remove enough moisture, leaving you with a cold, clammy space.
And don’t assume you need the same size AC unit you have now. Changes you’ve made to your home—like replacing drafty windows, installing new insulation or adding rooms—change the size requirements of the air conditioner you need. To make sure the AC unit you buy is sized correctly for your home, have a Chappel’s do a load calculation, which is the industry’s method of determining what size AC unit your home needs.
We provide a free on-site or virtual consultations to evaluate your home’s unique cooling needs so you get the perfect fit for your home.