With summer now in full effect, it’s important to own a high-functioning, efficient air conditioning system. If your air conditioning unit is no longer providing your home with adequate cooling, it may be time for you to consider an upgrade. We frequently get asked by customers about the differences in air conditioners and if there is a ‘one size fits all’ solution. The answer is always: “unique home, unique needs.” The following article will discuss a few things you’ll need to consider before choosing a new air conditioning system.

Size of the Air Conditioning System


Before you can choose an air conditioning system for your home, you will need to know your home’s size. We’ve seen many customers with central air units that are too small or too big for their home. To find that perfect balance, an HVAC professional will need to know your home’s square footage.


Furthermore, if you’re only looking to cool one room in your home, you may not need to upgrade your central air. More practical options are available in cases like these, including window units and ductless air conditioning units.


Compatibility with Smart Thermostats


When it comes time to upgrade your air conditioning, make sure the chosen unit is compatible with a smart thermostat. While modern air conditioning systems are designed for integrated use with a digital thermostat, a smart thermostat can provide you with greater advantages. For example, smart thermostats come installed with Wi-Fi and cell phone connectivity, meaning you can change your home’s temperature while you’re at work. This is a great way for you to conserve energy when you’re at work and still have it cooled off before you arrive home.


Fan Mode


Some homes are situated in favourable conditions. For example, a home may receive constant shade from large trees on its property, which significantly reduces heat inside the home. In situations like this, it’s important that homeowners have an air conditioning system that offers a fan-only option. Running the fan can provide some relief while reducing the cost of your hydro bills.


Double-check Warranty Parameters


A new air conditioner is a long-term investment. Before you settle on a unit, ensure that you have a thorough understanding of each unit’s warranty. Different air conditioning units come with varying lengths of warranty and restrictions. Ensure that you ask your local HVAC professionals about which one is best for you and your living situation.


The summer heat is here, upgrade your system today if it’s no longer providing adequate relief. For more information on choosing the best HVAC unit for your home, contact Thomson Industries today!