Beat the Summer Heat With a Cooling System

Does this summer feel hotter than it has in past summers? It’s not your imagination, according to experts, 2015 is on track to be one of the hottest years on record.

In recent weeks, heat advisories have been in effect across most of the United States with temperatures hovering over the 90-degree mark and high levels of humidity throughout many states in the Southern and Eastern regions.

Here in Orange County, many of us are lucky enough to have the ocean breeze to help cool things off, but for those living more inland in areas like Mission Viejo, Fullerton, Tustin or Placentia, temperatures can get downright uncomfortable.

If you’ve thought about installing a cooling system like an air conditioning unit in your home to help beat the summer heat, now might be a good time.

The good news is, A/C units are now being built more efficient than ever before, which means your electricity bills won’t skyrocket along with the mercury.

The type of A/C unit you will need depends on the size of your home. The bigger your home is, the bigger your unit will need to be to effectively cool it down. Experts recommend a one-ton unit, which moves 12,000 British Thermal Units (BTU) to cool about 600 square feet of living space. So if your home is 1,800 square feet a 2 to 2.5 BTU unit should be sufficient, depending on your home’s insulation.

If you are having a professional help install your cooling system, discuss with them the various types of units available to ensure you get a system that works best for your particular home.

A cooling and heating specialist will not only be able to help recommend the best size, but the best brand and style for your home’s needs.

If your home has never had air conditioning before, its important to hire a handyman or contractor to help with the air conditioning installation because of the work which will need to be done including: wiring in your electrical panel, duct work and the mounting of your new cooling system.

You can save yourself added time and money, but hiring a professional heating and cooling system installer who will get the job done right the first time.

Be sure to also check with your cooling installation specialist to see if you might be eligible for rebates or tax breaks from state or federal entities to help defer the cost of installation.

Call a cooling specialist today and quit sweating the summer heat.

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