Important A/C Features to Look for When Looking for a New System

Important A/C Features to Look for When Looking for a New System

Aug 6, 2015

The latest advanced A/C systems deliver as much as 50 percent greater efficiency than older models and current models manufactured at minimum federal efficiency standards. If you want the best cooling and dehumidification performance from your new A/C installation, take a look at some of the available A/C features that can make it possible.

Variable-Speed Technology

Many advanced A/C systems incorporate variable-speed technologies that deliver smooth airflow, great dehumidification performance and lower energy bills. Variable-speed air handlers adjust cooling output in increments as precise as one percent to match real time cooling demand.

Electronic Expansion Valve

The expansion valve controls refrigerant flow into the evaporator coil. Electronic expansion valves (EEVs) are the most advanced expansion valves available, and they help advanced A/C systems achieve higher seasonal energy efficiency ratios (SEERs). SEERs indicate the expected energy efficiency of your new A/C system over the course of the cooling season.

Smart WiFi Controls

WiFi thermostats put more control in your hands. You can adjust indoor environmental conditions over a WiFi or cell phone connection using your smartphone, tablet or computer. Moreover, WiFi thermostats control compatible comfort systems, such as a whole-home dehumidifier and ventilation system.

Sum of the Parts

When you select the right A/C system with a combination of advanced A/C features, you’ll enjoy the following benefits:

  • Quiet operation: For quieter operation that won’t disturb you or the neighbors, select an A/C system with variable-speed technology, including inverter-driven compressors and sound-proofing features in the outdoor cabinet.
  • Efficiency: SEER indicates A/C efficiency. The higher the SEER, the lower your cooling bills.
  • Comfort: EEVs, variable-speed air handlers and high-efficiency refrigerant are key features for removing maximum moisture from the air to help maintain a comfortable humidity level in your Orlando home.

Bonus Tip: Don’t overlook the importance of working closely with reputable HVAC professionals. Your new A/C must be correctly sized and installed in order for you to take advantage of all it has to offer.

To learn more about the latest A/C features for your Orlando home, contact the experts at Rinaldi’s Energy Solutions today.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Orlando, Florida and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about A/Cs and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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