When the sweltering summer weather in Palm Bay, Florida, was beginning to set in, I decided it was time to invest into a new central air conditioner.
I was no longer satisfied with the performance of my existing cooling system. It was failing to handle the heat on especially hot and humid days. Turning down the thermostat setting forced the cooling system to operate just about non stop. My electric bills were steadily climbing even while comfort was declining. I knew that central AC installation would be a worthwhile home improvement. To ensure a satisfying investment, I decided to make a list of priorities. One of the most important considerations was my budget. The purchase price of AC units depends on everything from the size of the home and type of system to the intricacies of the installation. I knew that I could apply for financing, but I preferred to pay for the air conditioner upfront and avoid payments and interest. Before choosing the make and model of the cooling unit, I needed to factor in the size of the home and the features I wanted. I looked into a conventional cooling system with an outdoor condenser unit and indoor air handler. I also researched ductless AC units that consist of an outdoor compressor and multiple indoor air handlers that mount on the wall. I relied on a licensed HVAC contractor to properly size the system. The technician completed a load calculation to determine the cooling capacity required. A system that is too small or too large negatively impacts efficiency, comfort and expenses. Hiring a licensed, experienced and trained HVAC contractor ensures peak functionality and fulfills the guidelines of the manufacturer’s warranty. The company in Palm Bay did a great job for me.