There are 5 things every Texan needs to survive, and that is BBQ, tacos, Whataburger, sweet tea, and most importantly, air conditioning. To every Austin and Central Texas resident, having a good AC unit is of vital importance. Especially with the charming, volatile weather that makes our beloved lone-star state unique. One day it could be nice and warm outside, and the next the heat will have you melting like a softened popsicle the second you step outside. Luckily, there are several different options for you to choose from when it comes to air conditioning systems. Here are several tips that will help you find the perfect air conditioning system for you and your home.

Know the Difference

The first step to selecting a system is making sure it has a good energy efficiency ratio (EER). Here at Alamo Austin Air, we recommend that you select a new air conditioning system with an Energy Star rating of 11 or higher. With this rating, you ensure that your system is qualified by the US government on its environmental standards. In addition, pay attention to the noise level and warranty policy of the system.

AC Unit Size Matters

The size of your home or your room will be an important influence in your decision process when it comes to choosing your air conditioning system. When shopping for the right system, bigger doesn’t always mean better. An air conditioning unit that is too small could leave your space with uneven temperatures throughout, while an AC unit that is too big could “short-cycle” – meaning it would constantly turn on and off. Additionally, keep in mind the window location. In conclusion, AC unit size matters, so take your time selecting the one that has the best performance and works well with your home, or better yet let us handle it!

Do You Have the Right Filters?

Filters are very important when you are operating your air conditioning system. There are several different types to choose from and it all depends on what purpose you want it to accomplish. You can always invest a little and go for permanent filters that will provide you peace of mind or you can go for the affordable option that requires you to replace your filters every so often. We at Alamo Austin Air Conditioning recommend purchasing a filter with a minimum rating of MERV 7, which means it has a high performance and ability to capture contaminants. Click here if you want to learn more about which air filter to choose.

At Alamo Austin Air Conditioning & Heating we do our best to accommodate our patrons’ wishes. Choosing an Air conditioning system or even a filter, can be tedious. We are all busy, so allow us the privilege to help you take one worry off your list. To set up an appointment or for more information, please click here.