Choosing the Right Air Conditioning System

Choose the right air conditionerAn air conditioner is a big investment. In fact, an air conditioning system is one of the most expensive appliances in the average home. On top of this, today’s air conditioners are much more technologically advanced than air conditioners manufactured even just a few years ago. Yet, most people don’t consult with a knowledgeable air conditioning contractor when buying a new air conditioning system.

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Since a good air conditioning contractor works day in and day out with today’s new air conditioning systems, it’s best to let the contractor help you choose which air conditioner is right for you. Here are some of the things a reputable air conditioning contractor will help you take into consideration:

Matching System

Today’s air conditioning systems are designed to work together to provide optimal comfort. Mismatching units can not only cost you most of, if not all, the efficiency you just paid for, but can also wear out parts much sooner. Here’s a great clip from ServiceLegends that talks about why matching systems are important.

Load Calculation

Load calculation should be done using computer software or professional guidelines found in the Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s Manual. Measuring ceilings, windows, floors, walls and ducts, plus checking the R-value of the insulation in the home, is crucial in order to get a proper load calculation. Here’s why:

  • An air conditioning system that is oversized won’t be able to control humidity effectively.
  •  An air conditioning system that is undersized will run more in order to provide sufficient comfort.


There are two types of compressors, or motors, that make an air conditioner run. Air conditioners have either a scroll or reciprocating compressor. Scroll compressors are more efficient and make less noise, but are more expensive initially. A trusted air conditioning contractor can answer any questions you may have about air conditioning compressors and also help you decide which type of motor best fits your needs—and budget.

Two-Stage Cooling

For a more even temperature, a two-stage air conditioner is the way to go. The low stage provides optimum comfort on milder days, while the high stage handles the bigger loads on hotter days. Working together, the two stages deliver more efficient cooling and offer greater humidity control.

Energy Efficiency

One of the most important things to consider when purchasing an air conditioning unit is the energy efficiency. All air conditioners have a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER). SEER ratings tell you how much cool air a system puts out for each unit of energy it uses. The higher the number, the more you get for your money. Although it costs more upfront, an investment in a higher efficiency system will pay for itself in energy cost savings over the life of the air conditioning system. Accu-Temp Heating & Cooling offers easy and convenient financing, so you can get the highest quality, most efficient air conditioner possible.

Quality Product

Load calculation, compressors and energy efficiency don’t mean much if you don’t start with a high-quality product. Accu-Temp has been a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer since 1999.  We’re confident you’ll be highly satisfied not only with your Bryant Heating and Cooling products, but with us—so much so, that we back it up in writing with 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

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Serving Metro Detroit since 1983, our goal at Accu-Temp Heating & Cooling is to provide comfort you can feel from a family company you can trust. Give us a call today at 586-598-2828.