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On a hot summer day in Southern Illinois, nothing feels better than to step inside and feel the nice cool air coming from your air conditioner. Unfortunately, air conditioning systems don’t last forever and eventually quit working efficiently, leaving you to replace your unit with something new. This can be a confusing process, especially considering how important and expensive of a purchase many cooling systems are. But, RSP Heating and Cooling is here to help make the process of purchasing a new air conditioner easier for you with this handy guide. 


Air Conditioner Types

There are multiple types of air conditioners on the market today. Each of these types vary and homeowners should consider these differences as they select and purchase a new system for their homes. 


Window/Room Air Conditioners

Window/room air conditioners are used to cool single rooms, not entire homes. These units are great for scenarios where a homeowner needs additional cooling in just one room of their home. 


Central Air Conditioners

Central AC systems distribute cool air throughout the entire home using ductwork. These systems are more expensive than window/room air conditioning units, but they are more energy-efficient and add value to your home.


Energy Efficiency

Air conditioners are expensive to operate with the high cost of energy, so it is important to consider energy efficiency when installing a new air conditioner. When replacing your AC system, look into the SEER and the energy-saving features of any units that you are interested in. The SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) is a rating system that sets a minimum level of efficiency that all units must achieve. The higher the SEER number, the lower the costs associated with cooling will be. 


Many units offer a lot in terms of energy-saving features, so it is important to ask HVAC professionals any questions that you may have about the features of any units that you are looking into purchasing. A professional will be able to make sense of the features for you and help ensure that you get the best system that meets your needs.



It is also important that you carefully review warranty options. These options can vary greatly across system manufacturers, so read the fine print to make sure that you are making an educated choice. Your HVAC professional will be able to help you understand any warranty questions you may have. 


RSP Heating and Cooling

Ready to make a choice and purchase your new air conditioner? Look no further than RSP Heating and Cooling. We are your heating and cooling professionals who are here to make the process easy for you. Contact us today to learn more!

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