Once you’ve decided to install air conditioning for your property, be it a commercial or residential environment, you know very well that you shouldn’t take it lightly. There are many aspects to think about, namely your system’s output and how powerful and efficient it is, plus its size, which should be suitable for your space. You should also consider your needs when it comes to features, plus, of course, your budget. But other aspects may be equally important, as these aspects can impact your comfort and convenience in many ways. So what are the most critical aspects you should consider when choosing an AC system? Here’s what you should know.
- The quality of the brand and the experience of the installer
There may be plenty of brands available, but some brands may have more to offer than others. And even if you are on a budget, remember that you will often get what you pay for – so think of your air conditioning system as a real investment rather than just an extra expenditure. When it comes to the installer, it pays to choose someone with a good amount of experience, particularly with the brand you have selected to purchase. If they are registered installers of the brand itself, this is a definite good sign, as it means they have gone through specific training on the proper installation of those brands’ air conditioners.
What you can do is talk to installers in your local area and check out their list of approved brands. If you are in Surrey, for instance, then look for Surrey air conditioning installers and specialists and ask for references.
- A smart AC system
You may also want to consider an AC system that is connected to other home systems. It is relevant and valuable because you wouldn’t want your system to finish cooling a room, and then the heating system turns the heat back on. You may also want to have the capability of controlling your ventilation system, so you don’t have any conflict between your system and summer modes.
You can now control many AC brands using a third-party automation system, so if you already have a smart system for your home, make sure it’s compatible with your chosen brand. It’s also a good idea to download an app so you can activate the AC even before you arrive home or turn it off if you left the system on by accident.
- Maintenance and servicing
It’s important to think about maintenance and servicing for your air conditioning system, as it will require yearly servicing. The engineers will have to check the level of refrigerant and check the units for leaks. If you opt for a split system, the technician and engineer will also have to inspect the insulations and pipework. They also have to check the unit’s structural and physical integrity and assess the connections for electricity. Servicing also includes the cleaning of filters, heat exchangers, and air paths.
- Heating capabilities
There are now more split-type AC units that come with heating capabilities, called air-to-air heat pump systems. If you are interested in this kind of system, make it a point to ask your installer about it.
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