During those hot and humid days of summer an air conditioner is essential to your home or business. Installing an air condition in your living room window, bedroom or office will help keep you cool once those temperatures start to rise. Whether you choose a window, portable or built-in wall unit, an air conditioner can help keep you comfortable throughout the warm summer months.
Selecting the Right Unit
Size matters when choosing an air conditioner, so it’s important to get a unit with the cooling capacity to handle the room where it will be installed. A unit that is too small may not be able to cool a space efficiently, while an oversized air conditioner in too small a space will cycle on and off, wasting energy.
Energy Efficiency and BTUs
All new room air conditioners are required to carry an EER, or Energy Efficiency Rating, which ranges from 8 to 11.5. The ranking is important to understand because air conditioners with higher EERs yield the most savings in monthly electric bills.
The higher EER also helps the environment by reducing greenhouse emissions. Check the yellow Energy Guide label on new room air conditioners when you’re shopping. A rating of 10 or higher will produce the most in energy savings, though these models are likely to cost a little more.
When your system is in need of repair or you require a new AC installation, count on the best air condition and HVAC repair service in Northern Virginia. At Eastern Tech, we produce high quality, custom service design and cost-effective HVAC solutions for any and all residential, commercial, and/or industrial applications.