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3 Factors to Consider When Purchasing a New Air Conditioner

There is certainly no shortage of options when it comes to the ways in which modern homeowners may choose to cool their homes. This is great for consumers, of course, as different homeowners will want to cool their homes in different manners. However, the sheer number of available systems alone can make determining which is the best fit for your home rather difficult.

The good news is that the Washington, DC air conditioning installation experts at Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. are here to help. While it is ultimately up to you to weigh the pros and cons of different systems prior to choosing one for installation in your home, we have some tips to help you get started. Keep them in mind, and contact us if you are ready to schedule your air conditioning installation with a skilled professional that you can trust.


You are wrong if you think that the bigger the air conditioner, the better it’s performance. Yes, air conditioners of a larger size are, of course, more powerful than smaller models. However, it is just as bad to have an oversized system installed in your home as it is to have an undersized one. Only after completing a cooling load evaluation can a trained professional ensure that your new air conditioner is of the right size for your home and its cooling needs.


The efficiency of whole-house cooling systems is denoted by the system’s SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio). The higher the SEER, the more efficient the system will be in cooling your home. Of course, the more efficient systems are, the more they tend to cost. You don’t want to skimp when it comes to something as important as your AC, but you don’t want to overstretch yourself financially, either, which brings us to our final consideration.


The best thing that you can do when investing in a new air conditioner is to have an honest grasp on your own personal budget. Once you do, our team will be able to help you to find the best system for your financial situation. Striking the right balance between affordability and efficiency can be tricky. Allow us to help you navigate this terrain successfully.

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