In summer, a heat wave can quickly make your home, condo or apartment feel like an oven… Of course, the best way to remedy the situation is to install an air conditioner. At Signature Home Heat and Air, our energy consultants — heating, and air conditioning — for the Ottawa and Gatineau area will help you find out which air conditioner will suit you best.
The top criterion to consider when choosing the best air conditioning system
Should you get a central or wall mounted air conditioner? Here is THE criterion to consider before you buy: do you want to cool the whole house or only a few rooms?
Central air conditioning will simultaneously cool all rooms in the house. If you have a forced air heating system, the central air conditioner will tap into the existing ductwork to dispense cool air. If not, the technicians will install a duct system to circulate cool air from one end of your home to the other.
Depending on its BTUs, a wall mounted air conditioner can cool some rooms and spaces up to 1600 square feet, making it the best air conditioning system for condos and apartments. Given its power, performance and affordability, the wall mounted air conditioner is popular with homeowners in single-family homes with open areas that are not equipped with ventilation ducts.
In addition to cooling your home during a heat wave, air conditioning provides additional benefits, including:
- Reduction of humidity levels resulting in optimal comfort
- Better sleep
- Protection against hot flushes and dehydrations
- Improved quality of life for vulnerable people (the ill, the elderly, infants…) and pregnant or women
- Increased productivity
- Better recovery from daily fatigue
- Increased value of your home
Our expert advice on how to find a quality air conditioner at good price
Do not choose your air conditioner blindly, because you may end up with too much or not enough BTUs, or something too noisy and energy-consuming! Ideally, you should take the time to evaluate your needs and deal with a specialized company that will direct you to the perfect air conditioner for your needs and budget.
At Signature Home Heat and Air, we are at your service for the purchase (financing offered), installation and maintenance of all your appliances (electric heating, natural gas and oil, air conditioner, heat pump, humidifier…). Why not give us a call to schedule a free estimate at your home!