What to Consider When Upgrading Your Air Conditioner This Spring

What to Consider When Upgrading Your Air Conditioner This Spring. An air conditioning unit.

On a hot, sweltering summer day on the South Jersey Shore, a high-performing air conditioner is your best friend.

If you are considering upgrading the air conditioner in your Linwood home this spring, understanding a few key factors can help you make the best decision for your home and budget. You can rely on us at Broadley’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning to guide you every step of the way.

Assessing Your Cooling Needs

Before recommending an AC unit, our HVAC installation professionals assess your cooling needs based on square footage, insulation, number of windows, and the climate on the South Jersey Shore. The information helps us determine AC size and capacity.

Proper sizing is crucial for a properly functioning air conditioner. An undersized unit will struggle to cool your home efficiently, while an oversized unit may cycle on and off frequently, leading to inefficiency and increased wear and tear.

Choose a Trusted Brand

As a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, Broadley’s is proud to offer a respected, reliable HVAC brand with high-performance equipment and the features you want.

Consider Bryant’s top-of-the-line 186CNV air conditioner, for example. It has a variable-speed compressor that adjusts its output and can operate at lower capacity, saving energy while maintaining the desired thermostat setting. It also offers top-notch humidity control and Bluetooth® connectivity. 

Concerned about corrosion from ocean air? At Broadley’s, we can recommend a Bryant system specifically designed to withstand coastal air.

Consider Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality

Choose a high-efficiency system to save more money in energy costs over the long haul. Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio 2 (SEER2) describes how efficiently an air conditioner operates. The higher the rating, the more efficient the unit.

The US Department of Energy (DOE) says installing a high-efficiency air conditioner can reduce energy consumption by 20 to 50 percent.

If improving indoor air quality (IAQ) is a goal, choose an AC unit with optimal dehumidification capability. 

Check Noise Levels

The noise level of an AC unit can vary depending on factors such as the brand, model, and installation location. If you need a quieter environment in your Linwood home, look for units designed to operate quietly, such as Bryant’s variable-speed units with sound ratings as low as 51 decibels.

Choose Ducted or Ductless Cooling

We will consider your home layout, existing ductwork, and cooling needs to determine what type of cooling system is best for you. A central air conditioner goes hand in hand with ductwork. If your ductwork is in good condition or needs only minor repair, a central air conditioner is your best choice for whole-house cooling.

If you have no ductwork or want to cool an addition without extending ductwork, consider ductless cooling. A ductless system includes an outdoor heat pump and one or more indoor air handling units. The indoor units work independently of each other, allowing you to set different thermostat settings throughout your home.

Talk to Our Team Today

Investing in a high-quality, energy-efficient air conditioning system will keep your home cool and comfortable all summer while also saving you money on energy bills. Let our qualified professionals at Broadley’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning help you upgrade the cooling system in your Linwood, New Jersey, home. Call our team at 609-228-9763 or request service online.