What to Consider Before Every AC Installation

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Air conditioning might seem like a godsend if you live in a climate where the heat and humidity are unbearable. But before you call an HVAC technician from Emergency Master Plumbing & Air, take some time to think about what you’re getting into. There’s more to air conditioning installation in Phoenix, AZ than it seems.

Here are the factors to consider before installing your AC.

Energy Efficiency

Air conditioning systems require a considerable amount of energy to function. The amount depends on how well your air conditioner is designed, how well it’s sized for your home, and how you use it. Air conditioners are rated for efficiency according to their SEER ratings. If in doubt, just look for the ENERGY STAR® seal, as Energy Star-certified models use at least 15% less energy than standard models.


While some brands are more synonymous to “quality” than others, the responsible thing to do is to go over the specifications of the AC unit you have in mind, and consult with your trusted HVAC contractor whether it’s a cooling system worth investing in.

Cost and Maintenance

Air conditioner maintenance costs will vary depending on what kind of system you get. Central AC systems are more expensive to install but are also easier to maintain and repair. They come with a central air handler that supplies cool air evenly throughout the house—no ductwork required. If a central AC system is out of your budget, consider a window unit that cools only one room at a time.


During air conditioning installation, a contractor will look at the square footage of your space. They’ll also consider where you plan to place the system and whether or not you have enough space for it. They will advise you on the perfect size of the air conditioner so that you do not purchase a system that is too large or too small for your home.

Call us today to schedule an AC installation appointment.