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6 Features You Need in a New Air Conditioner

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When shopping for a new air conditioner in North Chesterfield, Virginia, you'll want to seek the most advanced features available. After all, why opt for the basic model when you can benefit from the latest cooling technology? From superior efficiency to smart thermostat compatibility, check out six features you need in a new air conditioner.

Accurate Sizing

Accurate sizing is a must for your new air conditioner. Systems that are too small often work around the clock to keep you cool, experiencing advanced wear and tear and requiring frequent repairs. Overly large systems have a habit of cooling your home too quickly without leaving enough time for adequate dehumidification.

That's why our team of cooling professionals begins each air conditioner installation with a complex calculation. We rely on the Manual J protocol to determine the right size for your home's air conditioner, taking into consideration everything from the square footage of your home to the amount of shade it receives on a sunny day.

High SEER Rating

Air conditioners have seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) ratings, which reflect how efficiently they operate. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the system.

Our team recommends looking for the most efficient system available that meets your home's needs. Prioritizing efficient operation will save you money on energy bills and minimize the number of repairs needed down the road. Look for systems that have Energy Star certification, which means they have SEER ratings of at least 15.

Variable-Speed Technology

Our team also recommends seeking out cooling systems with variable-speed blowers. Systems like the Trane XV20i TruComfort variable-speed air conditioner are designed to run on a low speed most of the time, limiting the strain on the system and the amount of energy required. When necessary, these systems can operate at a higher speed and provide an extra burst of cool. Overall, variable-speed systems provide the ideal level of cooling power while helping you save energy.

Quiet Operation

If you've lived with a noisy air conditioner for years, you can finally look forward to a system that won't drown out your indoor conversations or backyard parties. Many of the newest cooling systems feature noise compression technology that makes them remarkably quiet, even on the hottest days of the year.

At its loudest, the Trane XV18 TruComfort variable-speed air conditioner is 4 decibels quieter than other systems. When your cooling system is that quiet, your home can truly become your family's oasis.

Smart Thermostat Compatibility

Invest in a smart thermostat when you upgrade your air conditioner. While most new systems work with these advanced controls, you'll want to make sure that the system you choose is compatible with the type of control you want.

Smart thermostats offer incredible convenience and give you more control than ever over your home's HVAC system. You can program these devices for optimal efficiency, adjust them from virtually anywhere, and even use them to monitor your energy consumption. Since they're Wi-Fi enabled, you can log in and check the status of your HVAC system from home, work, or vacation.

Indoor Air Quality Add-Ons

Whether you're currently dealing with indoor air quality issues or want to take proactive steps, you'll want a system that can work seamlessly with whole-house air purifiers, dehumidifiers or ventilation systems. With a combination of the right cooling system, indoor air quality add-on and smart control, you can optimize your home. As a result, you'll make it more comfortable and better for your family's health.

If you want to know what HVAC add-ons can do for your home, talk with our team. We can help evaluate the quality of your home's air and find the ideal solution.

Ready to upgrade your air conditioner and invest in an efficient new system? Call the cooling professionals at Air Excellence, Inc. today at 804-885-3888.

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