3 Tips for Choosing the Right AC Unit for Your Home

June 22nd, 2021

There are many reasons to buy an air conditioner for your home. An air conditioner will keep you cool and comfortable during the tropical heat of the Hawaiian summer. An AC unit also allows you to keep your windows closed, shutting out a lot of the city noise as well as airborne dust and pollen.

If you’re planning on installing a new AC unit or replacing an old one, it’s important to select the right air conditioner for your home – one that keeps the place cool without costing a fortune. 

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Today, Ken Starr, Owner of Island Comfort Air Conditioning, a leading provider of HVAC products and services on the islands of Oahu and Kauai, offers three tips to help you choose the right AC unit for your house.

1. Decide What Kind of Air Conditioning You Need

There are many factors to consider when deciding what type of air conditioning you need, including:

  • What type of house you have
  • Your budget
  • Energy costs
  • How many rooms you want to cool
  • The area and ceiling height of each room
  • The number of occupants in your home 
  • Where your home is located 

An experienced HVAC technician can help you select an AC unit that fits your air conditioning needs.

2. Select an Air Conditioner Unit that Best Fits Your Needs

Once you’ve determined what your air conditioning needs are, you’ll be able to select the AC unit that best fits your needs and budget. If you live in a small home away from the city, you may only need a window unit to keep your home cool. A larger home or city residence probably needs a central AC system. 

It’s important to choose AC units that are the right size for your home. An undersized unit won’t be able to cool a space as well as a larger unit, while an oversized unit may provide a clammy feeling when humidity levels are too high.

It helps to consider the environment in which your home is located. A well-insulated, well-shaded home that’s empty during the day doesn’t need the same type of air conditioner as a home that’s located in direct sunlight and sees a lot of foot traffic.

3. Select an Air Conditioner that Works for Your Energy Budget

Comfort comes at a cost. Homeowners everywhere dread the higher energy bills during the months they run their air conditioner. Utility expenses are an even bigger concern here on the islands, where residents pay some of the highest electric rates in the United States. Working closely with an experienced HVAC technician can help you decide on an AC unit that delivers the cooling comfort you desire at a cost that fits your budget.

Island Comfort Air Conditioning Can Help You Choose the Right AC Unit for Your Home

A new air conditioner is a big investment for a homeowner. You’ll want a unit that suits your budget, is reliable, keeps your home cool, and doesn’t cost too much. Island Comfort Air Conditioning can help.

Contact Island Comfort online or call us at (808) 215-9087 (Kauai) or (808) 215-9091 (Oahu) to schedule an appointment. We’ll dispatch one of our licensed and experienced HVAC technicians to inspect your home, listen to your needs and provide helpful, professional advice on how to best cool your home.

Island Comfort provides expert HVAC installation, maintenance, and repair services to homeowners on the islands of Oahu and Kauai. We’ve installed air conditioning systems in new and older homes all over the two islands. You can depend on us to deliver an AC system that’s perfect for your needs and budget.