Top 4 Considerations for a New Air Conditioning Installation in MA
Here in southeastern Massachusetts, the refreshing days of spring will soon be giving way to the steamy days of summer, and if your home is in need of an air conditioner to help you beat the heat, now is the time to make your move. However, there are many things to keep in mind when choosing the best system for your home, and Albert Culver is here to make the process as simple as possible. Read on to learn the top four things you should keep in mind when deciding on a new air conditioning installation.
The Best Type of A/C System for Your Space
The first thing you’ll want to do is decide on which type of air conditioning is best for your home. Albert Culver offers two types of air conditioning installations: ductless mini-split A/C systems and central A/C systems, and choosing which one depends on a variety of factors. For example, if your home has existing ductwork or is larger than 2,500 square feet, central air might be your best bet.
On the other hand, if you want your cooling system to be as quiet as possible or are interested in room-by-room zoning control, a ductless A/C system may better fit your needs. Albert Culver’s expert technicians can walk you through the details of each choice and help you determine the best one for your home.
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Your Desired Number of Zones
Properly zoning your home’s cooling system optimizes its efficiency. For example, if your upstairs mostly consists of bedrooms, and those rooms are empty for the majority of the day, you may want the second floor of your home to be a separate zone from the downstairs; this would allow you to turn off the upstairs A/C during the day, so you’re not spending money to cool rooms no one is using. Give some thought to how you may want to section your home into zones. The level of temperature control you want will help the trained technicians at Albert Culver help you determine the A/C system best for your home.
Location of the Outdoor Condenser
Whether you end up going with central air or a ductless mini-split, you’ll need to find a location for an outdoor condenser. Start thinking about whether you have a preference for where this condenser will be placed. You’ll want it somewhere that doesn’t interfere with your daily routine. For example, the fan in the A/C will hum when it is running, and while it isn’t super loud, you might not want that near your relaxing hammock setup or the deck where you enjoy visiting with friends and family.
Additionally, a shady place is best, but if it’s near deciduous trees, that might slightly increase the maintenance the unit requires. This is because the leaves that deciduous trees drop can clog filters. Albert Culver can help you decide on the best placement, and we will ensure all installations meet manufacturer guidelines and local regulations.
Placement of Ductless Units
If you have determined a ductless mini-split is the best option for your space, something you may want to consider is where you want to place the wall-mounted units. It’s important to place them somewhere they can equally distribute air throughout the space while also maintaining easy access for replacing the filter. In general, we recommend they are installed at least eight feet from the floor. Finding the right spot for your wall-mounted units is key for each unit to operate optimally.
Albert Culver Will Help You Make the Right Decision for Your Space
The most important thing to remember is that you don’t have to have all the answers. Albert Culver is here to consult with you every step of the way. Our installation technicians and experts will evaluate your space and let you know your options, answer your questions, and streamline the process. Contact us today if you’re ready to learn more about your cooling options, so you can stay comfortable this summer.