It’s Saturday morning and to most, that means a day of relaxing and soaking up the comfort of their air-conditioned home during one of Florida’s hottest months. However, in your family, Saturday is a grocery-shopping day.

Over the years, you’ve mastered a technique to delving into the depths of your supermarket, and then retreating with all of the things that you need (and nothing that you don’t): take time to do your research. That means scanning through your kitchen and compiling a list of what you need before you even step foot in the store.

Similar to grocery shopping, there’s a method to successfully replace your home’s AC unit, too—without finding yourself biting off more than you can chew.

At American Air, Plumbing & Electric, our certified technicians can’t stomach the thought of you choosing the wrong cooling solution for your home. That’s why we believe that you should fill your air-conditioning shopping list with cooling knowledge and guidelines before placing a decision in your cart.

The Cooling Shopping List

From the initial estimate to the final decision, the best way to ensure that your AC replacement in Orlando, FL is a success is to ensure that you sink your teeth into the specifics of your cooling needs. That means that you need to look around your home and assess your family’s necessities. This way, you can easily determine whether you are just looking for a solution that covers the meat and potatoes or one that encompasses everything from soup to nuts.
So, before you hit the aisles and start throwing unnecessary cooling decisions into your cart, be sure to consider American Air, Plumbing & Electric’s AC shopping advice.

Serving Size

Though the 14 oz. box of spaghetti is on sale, it may not be right for your family. The 20 oz. the box is a more suitable serving size to meet your family’s dinner needs. Likewise, the size of your AC unit matters, too. Even more, it’s one of the most important aspects when it comes to making a cooling decision.

An oversized HVAC unit will cause your system to short cycle, resulting in a too humid home and excessive wear and tear on your unit. On the other hand, an undersized unit will work endlessly to reach your cooling needs, leaving for too hot of home and too high of an electric bill.

Fat-Free vs. Whole Milk

You know you need milk, but you can’t decide on the percentage: fat-free tastes watery, whole milk tastes too much like a sweet treat—and the percentages in between have very little difference. Similar to different percentages of milk, cooling units have SEER ratings that measure the efficiency of an air conditioning system. The higher the SEER rating is, the more efficient the unit will be.

The Battle of Brands

In your hands, you hold a pint of Ben & Jerry’s® ice cream, and a pint of the same flavor, but store-brand. Yes, the store brand is cheaper; however, you know that your family has acquired a taste for the more costly Ben & Jerry’s brand. So, which do you choose?

Similarly, the cost of an air conditioning unit can heavily sway your final decision—but you can’t let that happen. Does the cheaper AC system meet all of your cooling needs? If not, then don’t select it. It may indeed save you a few dollars up front, but it will severely impact your home comfort—and home comfort is something that you can’t put a price on.

Savory or Sweet?

The bread is in the cart; however, will this week’s toast be slathered with butter or covered in a strawberry jam? Regarding your AC system, do you want your unit to simply cool your home, or would you like to add on heating to its array of capabilities? Before you finalize your AC replacement in Oviedo, FL, or the surrounding communities, you must think about any add-ons you may want to purchase to amplify your HVAC system’s capabilities. By making that decision now, you can ensure that your desired enhancements are, in fact, compatible with your cooling system.

Contact American Air, Plumbing & Electric for AC Replacement Services in Orlando, FL

Choosing the right cooling solution for your home is a decision that will affect you for years to come; and right now, you have a lot of cooling options in your cart. Thankfully, American Air, Plumbing & Electric is here to help. Our team is equipped with the expertise to double-check that your decisions are the right ones for your home—before the items make it to the checkout line.

To talk to an expert about the best cooling solution for your home, email our team or call us at (407) 512-9337 today!

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