Choosing the Best Air Conditioning System for Your Home
Trust the HVAC team at Frank Lamparelli with your A/C installation.
Are you still relying on loud and ineffective window air conditioners to beat the summer heat? Is your central air conditioning struggling to overcome the sweltering humidity on the South Shore?
At Frank Lamparelli, we don’t want our customers fanning themselves in their homes. That’s why we handle more air conditioning installations than almost any other home comfort provider in our region. We install and service cooling products from leading manufacturers like Fujitsu, Carrier and Ruud.
And our experienced HVAC team is at your disposal when you’re looking for an efficient, long-lasting A/C option. Here are some questions we’ll ask you as part of your search.
Does your home have ductwork?
If you heat your home with a furnace with vents in your rooms delivering warm air, then your home has ductwork that can likely be used to carry cooled air with central air conditioning. Our team will review your existing ducts and identify the right cooling product.
Conversely, homes that use boiler systems (often with radiators) rarely have ducts. These homes are good candidates for ductless mini-split systems, which have indoor and outdoor components that connect via thin tubes instead of ducts. They cool rooms by transferring heat out of them and returning cool air to them. Ductless mini-splits can also often deliver supplemental heat in the fall and early winter.
What kind of cooling efficiency do you have?
You might have heard of SEER, the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This rating indicates how much cooling output an air conditioning product generates for the amount of energy it consumes. The higher the SEER rating, the better the cooling efficiency. You can think of it like your car’s miles-per-gallon rating.
Recently, the federal government raised the minimum SEER rating for new cooling systems to 14-SEER in our part of the country.
If your current cooling equipment is over 10 years old, its SEER rating might be significantly lower. Upgrading to a higher-efficiency system will keep you more comfortable for less money.
Even better, households that upgrade to high-efficiency cooling equipment may qualify for a federal tax credit through the Inflation Reduction Act.
How large is your home?
If your current central A/C or ductless mini-split system is turning on an off constantly, or “cycling,” to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home, then it might not be the right size for the space it’s cooling. As a result, you’re probably using more electricity than you would with a right-sized system. Upgrading to more appropriate equipment will make a huge difference to your summer energy expenses.
Frank Lamparelli is ready to help with your home cooling installation.
Our HVAC technicians have years of experience helping Massachusetts households stay comfortable all year round. If you’re sweating in your own home, we want you to take advantage of our team’s knowledge to find a home cooling solution that really works.
Get in touch with Frank Lamparelli to receive a free estimate on an A/C upgrade.