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If I Am Picking out a New AC System for My Home, What Are the Most Important Things to Look For?

Learn what you need to know when selecting a new heating and air conditioning system for your home.

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Because it is such a major purchase, you want to ensure you pick the right heating and air conditioning unit for your home when the time comes. Here are some important factors to consider as you are making your choice:

Size and Capacity

The single most important thing to keep in mind when buying a new air conditioner is getting one that has the right capacity for your home. The right AC capacity depends on the square footage of your home, its construction, your climate, as well as your budget and energy efficiency needs. Professional sizing is essential for getting a unit that will adequately cool your home without being too large for the space.

Energy Efficiency

Nearly half of the energy used in a typical home is for heating and cooling. When you choose a new high efficiency air conditioner, you not only see savings on your electric bill over the years, but you can also sometimes get rebates and tax credits up front to help with installation.

Special Features

Many people these days are looking for precise control over the temperature in their home. You may want to consider a zoned cooling system with your air conditioner or at least a programmable thermostat so you can set different temperatures for different times of the day and easy set-it-and-forget-it usage.


Unless you’re opting for window units, which you can install yourself, you will need to arrange professional air conditioner installation. The smoothest installation will be if your new unit fits right where your old one did and integrates well with your existing ductwork.


The top-of-the-line air conditioner with all the bells and whistles is a wonderful investment, but sometimes your budget requires something more basic. Get a quote that includes all materials and professional installation so you can get an accurate idea of what it will cost you before you move forward. Don’t forget to ask about payment plans to help stretch out the cost over a longer period of time. There are a variety of payment plans available that may make it possible for you to enjoy the HVAC of your dreams—that will end up saving you in the long run in energy costs.

To learn more about how our team at Morelli Heating and Air Conditioning can help you with your cooling needs, and make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient year round, click this link to learn more about your heating and air conditioning options today.


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