One of the most important considerations of installing an A/C system in your home is to insure proper sizing. The old adage of bigger is always better could not be further from the truth. Due to the high relative humidity in our area, an oversized unit will not remove the proper humidity, leaving you with a cool but damp house. For an A/C system to work properly it must run long enough to pull down the temperature and humidity. That is why each system designed by American Vintage Home has a cooling load tabulation completed prior to installation.
Another important consideration of A/C systems is the SEER rating of the equipment. SEER stands for "season energy efficiency rating." The higher the SEER rating the less the unit will cost to operate.
Another consideration in choosing the right A/C system is the sound rating of the outside unit. Sound rating is measured in decibels. The lower the decibel rating, the quieter the unit. Most cooling systems manufactured today are quieter that those produced in the past, but there still can be a great difference in the sound levels of products today. The American Vintage Home product line boasts the industry's quietest units.
For any homeowner that has an existing A/C system, the one question that constantly comes up is whether or not to replace the indoor A/C coil when replacing the outside condensing unit. The answer is, absolutely yes! Not replacing the coil will reduce the operating efficiency of the A/C system, as well as impose more stress on the unit which could result in premature failure.
There are many more considerations in choosing the right air conditioning system for you. Should you need some help or advice on the choosing of the right A/C system for your home, please feel free to call, we will be happy to assist you.