Are you prepared to switch to home energy efficiency and go green? If you have recently bought a new AC unit, perhaps you decided on that unit according to its SEER ratio. If this is the case, chances are you chose an air conditioner unit that has a SEER ratio between 13 to 18—the greater the number, the most energy-efficient the unit will be. However, your AC system is more than its SEER number and the unit. Meaning, before you consider doing HVAC installation in North Port, you need to look for the following things as you choose an energy-efficient air conditioner:
Vents are one of the parts of the air delivery system. Vents must be unblocked and cleaned. Make sure to take out all rugs or furniture in front of them. Also, vents have to be sized properly for the room and can be located on the ceiling, wall, or floor. Vents are intended to make sure that your room has great airflow. Ensure to open all dampers to achieve optimal air delivery to all rooms. For vents located close to windows or other heat sources, you can invest in deflectors to change the airflow. This way, the cool air will circulate even more effectively. Keep in mind that the size of your vent must reflect the size of the room. Meaning, when you have the same vents all over your home, perhaps you’re experiencing an inefficiency issue.
Even if you own the most energy-efficient AC unit available in the market, this unit isn’t doing anything for you when that cold air does not reach you. As the HVAC installer is setting up your new AC unit, have him/her inspect the ductwork to make sure that it is intact and the seams are fitted, insulated, and wrapped well. After your new HVAC unit is installed, make sure to get your air ducts cleaned. You’re supposed to feel your cooling effort’s full effect and guarantee that your unit is functioning in great conditions from the get-go.
Size of the unit
The unit’s size really matters. However, keep in mind that having a bigger unit isn’t always the best option. An excessively large unit for your house will inefficiently run and would frequently switch off and on. Also, it won’t help in minimizing your energy consumption just like how you expect it to be. Although, that does not mean that you can head out and purchase the smallest AC unit either. An excessively small unit cannot maintain and regulate your cooling needs for your house. Determining the best size of the unit to invest in should be decided by an expert HVAC technician.
Location of the vent
If you’re living in a place where you use your air conditioners more than your heating systems, your vents will naturally pump out cold air. Because cold air becomes heavier compared to warm air and warm air emerges, vents on the ceiling tend to be most effective in this type of climate.