AC 101: Buy smart

If you need a new air conditioner this summer, educate yourself to make a smart purchase. Don’t let an AC salesman talk you into buying an over-sized cooling unit. Air ConditionerSometimes all that jargon about efficiency sounds good, but more isn’t always better.

Most of our customers are looking for central AC units for their home. Our partner Carrier Corporation currently sometimes has some good Cool Cash deals. Check out the details here. And ask your Howald sales rep too.

As you start shopping, think about your home air conditioner’s seasonal energy efficiency needs based on:

  • the number and size of the windows
  • the direction the room faces
  • the available shade
  • how well the room is insulated
  • how many people use the room

The top grade, top of the line unit isn’t always best for your home. Choose right based on the needs of your home’s size, your lifestyle and the factors outlined above. A heating and cooling professional can help you understand and decide the best option.