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How to Choose Your New Air Conditioner

Choosing a new air conditioner can be an overwhelming process. With endless makes and models available on the market, how can you be sure which is best for your home? Read on for Canella Heating & Air Conditioning’s guide to choosing your new air conditioner.

When to replace your A/C unit

If you’ve had your current A/C unit for over 12 years, it’s probably time to look at a replacement. A little more than a decade of wear and tear can reduce your system’s efficiency and cause extensive damage. Also, if your air conditioner uses R-22 refrigerant, you should upgrade to a model that uses R-410A.

New air conditioner efficiency

When choosing a new air conditioner in the Catawba Valley, it’s important to consider its SEER rating. Look for an A/C unit that has a SEER rating of 16 or higher; these models are more efficient and will lower your energy bills.

A/C unit size in Hickory, NC

The size of your home will determine what capabilities your new air conditioner needs to have. Call Canella Heating & Air Conditioning to perform a “load calculation” to help you find the right size A/C unit for your needs.

Extended warranty for your new air conditioner

Make sure you purchase an extended warranty for your air conditioner. Extended warranties typically cover the cost of parts and labor for HVAC maintenance for up to 10 years. These warranties require regular maintenance, so sign up for a Maintenance Plus Program with Canella! And if you purchase a unit with a SEER of 16 or higher, you'll automatically receive Canella's 10 year extended labor warranty.

Heat pump vs. Air conditioner

Heat pumps are highly efficient and ideal for mild winters. In addition, they come in highly versatile ductless models. On the other hand, a traditional air conditioner will provide reliable cooling in spring and summer, and will seamlessly integrate into your existing central HVAC system.

Call Canella Heating & Air Conditioning to ask about your new air conditioner today!


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