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What Factors Go into Air Conditioning Installation?

air-conditioning-springThe first rule of air conditioning is that you need great air conditioning installation services. Air conditioning installation is the foundation of your system. If you don’t have a great air conditioning system in your home, you’re never going to get the caliber of cooling power that you need. If you want a perfect air conditioning system in your home, you need to focus on your sizing.

There’s a lot more that goes into your installation than figuring out the square footage of your home and finding an air conditioner that’s relatively compatible. You need a load calculation from a professional. Contact our team for air conditioning installation in Riverside, CA. We’ll make sure your experience is flawless.

Consider This Before You Install Your New AC Unit

If you’re on the hunt for an air conditioning system, you need to ensure that you consider the following factors before you buy.

The Type of AC Unit

Choosing an air conditioning unit can be a little overwhelming because there are so many different systems on the market for you to choose from. It can be difficult even knowing where to begin your hunt. The promises that these brands make often start to blend together and sound the same after a while. If you’re looking for an air conditioning unit from a brand you can trust, it might be time for you to come to our team. We only work with high-quality brands that we know will give you great service.

The Size

The size of your air conditioning unit really matters. If you have an air conditioning unit that’s too big, you’ll have an air conditioner that often short cycles or “hard starts” and wears the system down far too quickly. If you have an air conditioning system that’s too small, your home will never be able to cool down adequately. The size of your home matters when determining the air conditioner you need, but other factors like the amount of natural lighting in your home, the height of your ceilings, the materials used to build your home, and the number of people residing there all affect your sizing too. Contact our professionals for a load calculation that will help keep you comfortable throughout the summer.

The SEER Rating

SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio. This ratio measures the amount of heat removed to the amount of electricity consumed. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the unit. If you want an energy-efficient air conditioning system, you’re going to need an AC system with a SEER rating of 15 or higher. If you have an air conditioning system that’s 10 years or older, you might even have an air conditioning system that has a single-digit SEER rating. Contact our team and we’ll point you in the right direction of an air conditioning system with a great SEER rating.

The Quality of Your Ductwork

To get great air conditioning in your home you’re going to need great ductwork. If your ductwork is gapping or leaking, you’re never going to get the quality air conditioning you deserve. We specialize in caulking, weather stripping, and attic air sealing services—you can come to our team.

Contact our team today at RKM Heating and Air Conditioning to schedule an appointment.

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