A quality, efficient air conditioner is an essential part of your home during the warm Summers in Columbus, Ohio. We offer four different brands of air conditioners to choose from. If you are interested in a different or specific model, feel free to ask before or during your estimate!
Choosing an Air Conditioner
There are several different factors that should be considered when choosing an air conditioner for your home. The most important items to review include:
- The size of your home
- The efficiency of the air conditioner
- Single stage or multi stage operation
- Your budget
- The location of the air conditioner
The size of your home plays a large role in determining the capacity of air conditioner that you need. Many people believe that bigger is better when it comes to an air conditioner’s size and this is simply not the case. In fact, an air conditioner that is over sized for your home will actually run longer and cost you more each month on your utility bills. An undersized air conditioner will also struggle to cool your home as well.
An air conditioners efficiency is rated by SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) and ultimately determines how costly it is to run over long periods of time. The higher the SEER rating, the lower your utility bill will be each month.
The lowest SEER air conditioner available is 13 SEER and can go as high as 26 SEER. In Columbus, Ohio, it may not make sense to get an extremely high SEER rated air conditioner as you only use it for a few months out of the year and may not see the return on investment in your monthly utility bills.
Single Stage Vs Multi Stage
This relates to the air conditioners compressor. If you have a multi stage unit, it will cool your home in 2 different stages, full blast and low speed. The default setting for a multi stage air conditioner is low and it will crank up to the high speed when it gets extremely hot outside.
A standard air conditioner will usually be in the $3,330-4,500 range depending on size. If you are looking to go high efficient, these units usually start around $4,500 and go up from there. Subject to approved credit, Sears Heating and Cooling offers several different financing options available to help pay for your investment if needed.
Most air conditioners are installed on the ground outside of the home, but there are rare instances where the unit would be installed on a roof such as an apartment complex or condo. Location is also important depending on the noise level of the unit as well.
Quality Service Since 1950
Sears Heating and Cooling was founded by Johnny Sears in Columbus, OH in 1950. For over 70 years, we have been servicing Columbus and the surrounding areas, supplying you with the highest quality in air conditioner repair, furnace repair, and HVAC products. We were founded on the principle of excellence, and to this very day, we have never lost sight of that standard.