If A/C Replacement Is on Your To-Do List, Start Your Research Now

a/c replacement, Bellingham, MassachusettsSummer’s near and that means now’s a good time to begin researching the best A/C replacement options for your home. With some careful research, you can find a unit that will keep you cool on those hot summer days without setting your energy bills on fire.

Here are some things you should look for and consider before making any purchase:

  • Look for the Energy Star label. A/C units that have earned this label have a higher seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER), making them more efficient and less expensive to operate throughout the year.
  • Consider investing in a high-efficiency unit. While the initial cost will likely be higher, the annual savings you’ll reap in the form of lower energy bills will pay off in the long run.
  • Remember to ask about rebates and tax credits available in Massachusetts. You can ask either the sales person or a qualified HVAC contractor to help you find this information.
  • Make sure that the unit you buy is sized correctly for your home’s needs. You don’t want a unit that’s too large or too small. Calculating this properly will help cut down on energy waste while ensuring that your home’s sufficiently cool throughout the summer. When technicians make load calculations, they consider the architectural features of the home, the sun exposure and the types of materials your home is built from, among other factors.
  • Don’t forget to make sure that your ductwork and the number of supply registers in your home are sufficient to take advantage of your new A/C unit’s cooling capacity. Undersized ductwork can cause your new A/C replacement unit to be louder and less efficient in your home.

When you’re ready to find the best A/C replacement for your home, give the team at Victory Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 800-993-4822. We’ve proudly offered our HVAC and plumbing services to clients throughout the greater Bellingham area since 1992.

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