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Getting Your First AC Unit? 3 Things To Talk To Your Installer About

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If you have been living in a house that has a swamp cooler or ac window unit, you may spend most of your hot summer days sweating inside more than you may care to admit. Imagine how much more comfortable your everyday life would be if you had a central air conditioning unit instead? Although a unit can cost you several thousand dollars, they can also save you from a lot of misery in the middle of summer. When your installer comes over to your house to install your unit, though, there are a few different things that you should talk to them about. From the placement to the size of the unit, this article will list a few things for you to chat with them about. Ready to learn some more? If so, then read on. 

1. Placement

The last thing that you want is to have a huge air conditioning unit on the front of your house for everyone to see because they can be an eyesore. You will need to hook your unit up somewhere that's a little bit more conspicuous and that is also close to an electrical source like an outlet. One of the best places to put your unit is on the back of your house where it is a bit hidden and out of everyone's way. 

2. The Efficiency of the Unit

During the summer, you are going to be ruining your new air conditioner a lot. Although you may be happy to be cool, you may not be happy to get your electric bill every month because they do require a lot of energy. Before you pick a unit, make sure that you talk to your installer about choosing a unit that is energy efficient. Not only can one of these units save you some money, but they can also sometimes get you a tax incentive, since a more efficient system is considered to be more environmentally friendly. 

3. The Size of the Unit

If you have a large house, you are either going to need a large unit to cool it down or two smaller ones, If you have a small house, you should be able to get away with a small unit. Talk to you installer about the size of unit that will give you the best results in your house based on the square footage of the entire place. 

Contact an air conditioning installation service for more help.