The AC system is easily one of the most important major appliance systems in the house. Without an effective and efficient AC system, your ability to effectively cool the interior of your house will be severely reduced. For those that live in areas that frequently experience extremely warm weather, this could be an intolerable situation. If your home's system would benefit from an upgrade, there are some especially useful features and considerations that should be considered whenever you are looking to upgrade this important system.
Air Circulation Capacity
While the primary purpose of your AC system is to actively cool the interior of the home, this system will also play a role in circulating the air that is inside the house. By circulating the air, the system will be able to more evenly distribute the cooled air from the unit. Also, the circulation can help to increase your comfort on days when it may be warm but not hot enough to justify the use of the full air conditioning system. Having a system that can vigorously circulate the air in the home may also help with eliminating impurities from the air.
Of all the appliances in your home, the air conditioning system is likely to be among the most energy-intensive. This can lead to sizable energy expenses during the summer and spring months. Also, it can pose a limit on the size of the air conditioning system that your home's power system will be able to support without making major upgrades or other changes. Modern air conditioning systems will often be more efficient than older models, and this may allow you to increase your home's interior cooling capacity without substantially increasing the energy requirements for the property.
The physical dimensions of the air conditioner are an extremely important consideration if you need to install this system on a property that has minimal free space. While smaller air conditioning systems will typically have a lower cooling output, they will still be sufficient to cool most average-sized homes. For those that are too large for these smaller systems, it may be an option to install the new AC system on the roof. This will largely depend on the design of the roof as the AC system will need to be installed on a level surface and the roof will need to be capable of supporting the weight of the new unit.
Contact a local HVAC contractor to learn more about AC installation.