Santa Monica Air Conditioning Tip: What to Look for When Buying a New Cooling System

Are you in the market for a new air conditioner in Santa Monica? While there are many different models out there all with a variety of features, we can help you get started here at JW Heating and Air. With one of our free consultations, we can go over the options and look at all the different considerations as you begin comparing models.

We’ve provided a post this week about what to look for in a new air conditioning system. If you have any further questions, call us any time.

What to Look For in a New Heat Pump

If you are looking for a new heat pump for your home, here are a few of the things to look for as you shop around:

  • Efficiency Ratings – Many people are intimidated by the efficiency rating. While they may look confusing, they are pretty basic. Heat pumps are given a couple of different ratings for each season. In winter, they are rated by the Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) number. Anything above 7.7 will have the Energy Star sticker, so you know it is highly efficient. When used during the summer for AC, heat pumps are rated by the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating like all other air conditioners. A SEER rating above 14 will be more efficient.
  • Ductless or Split System – There are two basic types of heat pumps: traditional split systems, and ductless heat pumps. Split system heat pumps require the use of ductwork, whereas ductless systems do not. You should consider the condition of your existing ductwork and the size of your home before making a choice.

JW Heating and Air offer comprehensive air conditioning services in Santa Monica, including free estimates and installations for a wide variety of AC systems.

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