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2 Things To Consider When Buying A New Air Conditioner

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When your air conditioner reaches a certain age, it may stop working, which means you are going to need AC replacement. But getting a new one isn't really as easy as just closing your eyes and blindly pointing at an air conditioner. You may get one that is too large or too small. Too large an air conditioner means it won't go through a proper cooling cycle, and it will make your air conditioner work harder than it needs to. If your air conditioner is too small, it will also work harder than it needs to, but for different reasons. It's going to have to run nearly continuously in order to keep your house to the right temperature. There are some things that can help you choose the right air conditioner for your house. 

Square Footage

One thing that is going to help you choose the right AC to replace your old one is knowing the square footage of your house. That's not something that everyone knows right off the top of their head. However, it is pretty easy to find that out. You are going to need to bring out a tape measure or other tool that will help you measure the length and the width of each room. You will then need to multiply the length times the width in order to get the square footage. If you have an oddly shaped room, then you can break it down into squares or rectangles and measure each section and then add them together. That's basically what you are going to do when you are getting the square footage for your house. Simply add the square footage of each room together, and you have the footage for your house. 

Energy Star

Another thing to consider when are replacing your air conditioner is what its Energy Star rating is. This rating shows how energy efficient the unit is. The higher the number, the more efficient the air conditioner is going to be. That will keep your house nice and cool and keep your energy costs down, which is always going to be nice. 

If you need to replace your air conditioner, it can be hard to know which one you should choose. There are all kinds of options out there. Remember these things that you should know or consider that can help you pick the right air conditioner for your home.