6 Features to Look for in a New Cooling System

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If you’ve enjoyed the hot desert climate of Lake Havasu, Arizona, for long, you know that a high-functioning cooling system is critical for most months of the year. Upgrade your cooling system with an air conditioner or heat pump that boasts all six of these features.

Accurate Sizing

The best cooling system for your home is generally the one that’s been properly sized. Instead of going big and purchasing an air conditioner that’s larger than necessary, consult with the experienced technicians at Ambient Edge to accurately calculate your home’s cooling needs. The ideally sized system will cool your home efficiently, maintain a comfortable humidity level, and require fewer air conditioner repairs over time.

Energy Star Certification

Purchasing an air conditioner or heat pump with Energy Star certification can have a big impact on your utility bills. Since these systems meet or exceed energy efficiency guidelines established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, they use less energy while still keeping you cool. Look for air conditioners and heat pumps with higher seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) ratings for systems that boast optimal performance and lower energy consumption.

Innovative Technology

One of the greatest benefits that new air conditioners offer is access to the latest technology. When you’re shopping for a new cooling system, look for innovations like scroll technology, which relies on scroll compressors. These elements actually work better over time and offer impressive energy efficiency, so a system with this new technology can be a smart buy.

Add-On Component Availability

Some cooling systems might not need additional elements to keep you comfortable, but many work best when paired with indoor air quality components. If your home tends to be particularly dusty or has an allergen concentration that’s higher than normal, you’ll typically breathe easier with a high-quality air cleaner.

Along the same lines, if your home always feels too dry, your air conditioner could benefit from a whole-house humidifier. If the air in your home constantly seems stale, a ventilator could help with both airflow and freshness as well as temperature moderation. Many of Ambient Edge’s cooling systems work seamlessly with add-on components, so don’t hesitate to ask our experienced technicians about compatibility.

Ability to Switch to Heat Mode

While air conditioners excel at keeping you cool, heat pumps have even more capabilities. These systems can also keep you warm throughout the winter.

When outdoor temperatures start to rise, heat pumps move the heat outside to keep you feeling as cool as a cucumber. Once winter starts to set in, however, these systems have the ability to reverse and operate in heating mode. To do so, they absorb the heat that’s naturally present in the air outside and release it inside your home.

In the Lake Havasu area, where temperatures rarely drop below 40 degrees, heat pumps often provide the ideal solution. These systems offer both cooling and heating power in a single unit, helping you to save money and streamline your home’s climate control system.

Preventive Maintenance Agreement

At Ambient Edge, we offer maintenance and repairs for all of the heating and cooling systems we install, along with many others. To ensure that any air conditioner or heat pump you purchase runs smoothly and lasts as long as possible, we always recommend purchasing a preventive maintenance agreement with any new cooling system.

With available annual and biannual maintenance agreements, you can rest assured that your investment will keep you cool year-round. Our typical maintenance visit includes an electrical wiring inspection, compressor tests, motor lubrication, thermostat calibration, and much more.

When you rely on Ambient Edge for preventive maintenance, you can look forward to superior comfort and potentially significant energy savings, since we’ll ensure that your system operates efficiently all year round. Since we can identify problems before they become disasters, you’ll also benefit from lower repair costs. Because regular maintenance helps your air conditioner or heat pump keep you cooler for longer, the increased system lifespan will also help you save money over time.

If you’re considering a new air conditioner or heat pump, take the plunge before the weather heats up. Call Ambient Edge to learn more about the right cooling systems for your home today: 928-377-4631.

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