When it comes to achieving optimal home comfort, effectively regulated temperature plays a key role. Ottawa weather can change on a dime, so the ability to control how your family feels at home is invaluable. As we move into the warmer months of the year, keeping cool is the name of the game. So, how is this best achieved? Ensuring your thermostat (the comfort control centre) is functioning as it should, and more importantly that your HVAC cooling equipment is running properly.
Air Conditioning Buyers Guide
During the warmer months, staying cool and comfortable at home requires the right air conditioning system for your space. Important factors to consider when choosing a cooling system include: the size of your home, specific areas you’re seeking to keep cool and your overall budget. Before making any decision it’s important to be as educated as possible. Consumer Reports outlined a ‘Central Air Conditioning Buying Guide’ to help consumers make the best possible choice. Some of the key points which they covered include:
- Size – A synonym for the air conditioner’s cooling capacity
- Efficiency – This describes how much cooling the unit delivers for each watt of electricity.
- Maintenance – Regular inspections with discounts on repairs and a labor warranty is worth negotiating into the overall price.
- Programmable Thermostats – A programmable thermostat can reduce your cooling costs by about 10 percent.
- Updating an existing system – If you’re upgrading your central air, don’t assume you should buy the same-sized system.
(source: Central Air Conditioning, consumerreports.org)
The ability for an air conditioning system to effectively cool any space is dependent on the space itself and the quality of the cooling equipment. Whether you go the DIY route or choose a qualified professional Ottawa HVAC company, do your research and make the best decisions to effectively meet your needs.
Stan’s HVAC – Ottawa’s Trusted Home Comfort Experts
So, what does this mean for you as a consumer? Buying/upgrading HVAC equipment is a big investment that deserves careful and mindful thought. This is especially true if you are a new homeowner; an older home may require new or upgraded equipment. “If you need to replace your HVAC system, think about replacing it sooner rather than later. Not only will it save money on costly repairs, but since your HVAC system is responsible for almost 50 percent of your utility bill, a newer, more efficient unit can lower your utility bills and save you money long-term.” (source: Will Housh, huffingtonpost.com)
At Stan’s HVAC we take pride in helping Ottawa residents achieve optimal home comfort. We offer a wide array of quality high efficiency air conditioning products from trusted brands like Bryant. Our helpful staff can help you find the perfect solution to meet your needs. Learn more about our cooling system options and schedule a free in-home consultation today!