Buying a new air conditioner shouldn’t be an overwhelming experience. We know you have all sorts of questions when deciding on which new air conditioner unit to buy, ranging from: “Which AC brand is best” to “which AC features should I be choosing?”
Check out our Tips for Buying a New Air Conditioner video where John Finan explains the ins and outs of buying the best AC unit for your home:
Finan Home Service carries an extensive line of new air conditioner options that include Lennox, RUUD, and most other brands.
We also offer upfront pricing on all work, 24-hour live telephone support, a guaranteed appointment time, and financing for those who don’t want to put off a more energy efficient or cost effective new air conditioner.
Your home’s heating, ventilation, air conditioning or HVAC System is much like your children, some will be on their way in their late teens and others will be living in the basement well into their thirties and beyond! Let us help you make the best choice for your home!
Available Cooling Solutions
Additional Information to Help You Purchase a New Air Conditioner
Essentially the larger the SEER rating the more energy efficient the unit will be. As a rule the saving will be about 10% for every SEER rating. Example if you have an A/C unit from 1999 or older and upgrade to a 13 SEER you will save approximately 50% on electricity with the new unit. BE CAREFUL. This may sound like a lot but in Ontario we typically use our A/C units for a fraction of the year. You will want to discuss this with you comfort advisor and make the purchase that is right for you.
This is a very important question that may not seem important at first. Picture yourself sitting in the back yard with friends and having the unit within earshot or settling down to sleep and having the unit kick on to cool you for the night. Air Conditioners are measured in Decibels: <<Decibel Chart>>
Counter to what we would think the more energy efficient the Air Conditioner typical the larger it gets. The reason for this is simply the size of the cooling fan on the compressor must be larger to cool the unit without increasing the fan speed.
Ductless systems connect an outdoor unit with an indoor unit to heat or cool one specific zone of a home without the use of ductwork.
Components of a Ductless System
Installing a ductless system is not only easy, but it allows for flexibility in where you deliver heating and cooling in your home without the use of ductwork. An outdoor unit is placed outside your home–often at ground level, but not always–and is connected to an indoor unit by small cables and a refrigerant line through a hole in the wall. The indoor unit is typically mounted high on the wall of the room and can be pre-set to run automatically or be adjusted by a remote control.
Mini-Split Versus Multi-Split
The mini-split ductless system controls one room or zone by connecting one outdoor unit to one indoor unit. A multi-split ductless system can connect one outdoor unit to up to five indoor units—depending on the indoor and outdoor model—letting you control the heating and cooling in several zones or rooms independently of each other.
Where Ductless is Needed
A ductless system is a great solution for homes without a central heating/cooling system or when a room is added onto a house or an attic is converted to living space. Instead of extending the home’s existing ductwork, a ductless system can provide efficient heating and cooling at a lower operational cost.