6 Things To Know When Buying An Air Conditioner | Hamilton Home Comfort

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The heat and humidity can be exhausting, making breathing difficult and productivity hard to come by. It can put a strain on your positivity and your relationships. And sleep? A good night’s rest may be very hard to come by. Central air conditioning brings relief from these and several other challenges. It has far more benefits than you may have thought.

And when it comes to choosing the right air conditioner for your needs, there are a number of things to take into account. Here are eight of them:

The Benefits of a Central Air Conditioning System over Window Units

Central air conditioning systems have several advantages over window units. They are far quieter and cool your entire home rather than just a single room. They are more cost-effective, especially if you’re trying to cool a large area with a single window unit or you’ve installed multiple window air conditioners to get the job done. 

Central air conditioners are installed outside. So, they don’t take up room inside your home. Plus, they’re more aesthetically pleasing than window units. Many central air conditioning systems come with programmable thermostats, allowing you to ensure the ideal temperature throughout the day. In addition to these considerations, by replacing your window air conditioners, you’ll no longer risk injury installing and removing window units each year. 

These are among the reasons to consider window air conditioner replacement with a central air conditioning system.

The Health Benefits

Buying an air conditioner can be one of the best investments you make in your physical and mental health and the health of your family members. Over the last year and a half, many people have been confined to their homes for extended periods and have learned just how important it is to create the best environment possible. Central air can be one step in that direction. 

These systems filter out allergens and improve the air quality in your home. This is especially important for those with respiratory issues. And everyone will benefit from a more restful night’s sleep because the air is cool. A night of good sleep improves your frame of mind, your mood, and your productivity—among other things. 

As an added benefit, the cooler air discourages the multiplication of insects and parasites, none of which you want in your home.

  1. Benefits to Your Pet

Buying an air conditioner not only benefits you and your family but also your pets. Insects and parasites can be especially problematic to dogs, cats, guinea pigs, etc. If these pests can’t flourish, your pets have more opportunities to do so. Plus, the cool air will make them more comfortable and make it easier for them to breathe as well. They’ll have more energy and will be happier. In these and other ways, air conditioning benefits “the whole family.”

  1. Different Units for Different Homes

Not every air conditioning system is ideal for every home. If the unit is too small, it will have to work too hard, costing you more than necessary on your utility bill. And it still won’t provide the most efficient cooling. If the unit is too large, you may waste both energy and money. 

Hamilton Home Comfort can help you decide which air conditioner is best for your needs. Here are just a few of the models we carry:

The York YCG unit, with up to a 17 SEER, which saves 41 cents per dollar versus the older 10 SEER system. There are single- and three-phase models available. The MicroChannel Coil, made from an improved alloy, gives better performance in a smaller space. 

The Goodman GSX13 R-410A and the Goodman GSX16 R-410A, constructed with sound-dampening features to ensure that your cooling system doesn’t interfere with a restful sleep or your day-to-day activities. 

The Lennox XC21 air conditioner, which comes with iComfort®-enabled technology to make use of the programmable iComfort WiFi touchscreen thermostat. This unit has a SEER of up to 21 and a 10-year limited warranty on the covered components, including the compressor, which is among the best air conditioner warranties available. It saves customers over 50 percent of the cost of an air conditioner with a SEER of 10.

No matter what unit you purchase, the higher the SEER rating, the better. Think of the SEER, the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, as the cooling output of your air conditioner compared to the energy required to run the unit. 

  1. Cost-Effectiveness

Choosing the right air conditioner increases its cost-effectiveness. A system that includes a programmable thermostat can save you a significant amount of money. There’s no need to keep your home overly cool during the day if everyone is gone. Still, you’ll want it comfortable when you return from work or school. A programmable thermostat allows you to save money by maintaining the optimum temperature with minimal effort. A well-maintained air conditioning system can cool your home for more than a dozen years. To ensure your unit lasts, contact us at Hamilton Home Comfort when it’s time for servicing your air conditioner.

  1. 21st Century Tech

Advancements in technology have not only improved the efficiency of air conditioning units but have also made things better for homeowners—and the environment. Because Freon, the refrigerant used in older air conditioners, has been proven to damage the ozone layer, it is being fazed out. This is good news for everyone. New design technology and improved alloys mean manufacturers are constantly improving their products. The programmable thermostat is just one result of modern technology. Many of these thermostats can be programmed from your computer, laptop, or smartphone, ensuring that the temperature in your home is always ideal. Hamilton Home Comfort also has models that are solar-ready. If you power your home with solar energy, or plan to do so in the future, we have an air conditioning system that’s right for you.

  1. Air Conditioning Systems Don’t Last Indefinitely

Even the best air conditioners don’t last forever. There are several indicators that your air conditioner needs to be serviced or, possibly, replaced. As we shared in our blog post “Signs Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Working Properly,” these indicators include: 1) weak airflow from the vents, 2) the AC is making a strange noise, 3) there is moisture or leakage around your air conditioning system, 4) you notice a strange odour when the unit is running, and 5) there’s a sudden increase in your utility bill. Regular servicing by Hamilton Home Comfort will ensure that your air conditioning system lasts as long as possible. And when it’s time to purchase your air conditioner replacement, we can help you choose the right system for your home.

  1. The Importance of Getting a Professional Assessment

When you’re considering buying an air conditioner, we can help you choose the right unit for your home—and your budget. Installation by qualified professionals is equally important to choosing the right system. Hamilton Home Comfort has you covered in this regard as well. 

And when it’s time for servicing an air conditioner, our technicians will do all that can be done to get your unit running as it should be. Regular professional maintenance will keep your system operating efficiently for several years. 

The indicators listed above (under “Air Conditioning Systems Don’t Last Indefinitely”) can be early warning signs that your air conditioner may need to be replaced in the near future. We value integrity and will evaluate whether your unit can be fixed or should be replaced. 

If it needs to be replaced, we have a wide variety of models from York, Goodman, and Lennox—among the best air conditioner manufacturers. We will explain the benefits of each, including the various air conditioner warranties. You can be confident that we will provide you with the information you need to make the best decision for your needs.

Local Air Conditioner Installation

It’s easy to forget, in the midst of an Ontario winter, which is just around the corner, that the heat and humidity of summer can become almost unbearable. Now is the perfect time for home AC installation, before the snow flies once again. You’ll be able to better enjoy the remaining hot, humid days, sleep more comfortably, and breathe more easily. Plus, you’ll be ready when the temperatures begin to climb once again next year.

If you live in Hamilton, Ancaster, Burlington, Beamsville, Binbrook, Grimsby, Stoney Creek, Waterdown, or Milton, Hamilton Home Comfort can provide all your air conditioning needs. 

Whether you’re in the market for your first central air conditioning system, are looking for air conditioning service, an air conditioner repair company, or an air conditioning replacement company, you can contact us at 905-643-0981 or hamiltonhomecomfort@live.ca or visit us at 335 Fruitland Rd, Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada.

We sell, install, and service some of the most efficient, advanced, and affordable air conditioners on the market. And although we do our best to respond to our customers’ needs in a timely fashion, when the weather reaches the high 20s next spring, our schedule will fill up quickly. So, come and see us today and beat the rush!