Not all air conditioners are created equal - especially when you factor in your home's location. Due to being located in the Canadian Prairies, and its distance from both mountains and oceans, Winnipeg is exposed to numerous extreme weather systems. Not only is it considered one of the coldest cities in the world, but its summer temperatures have been known to reach as high as over 40 degrees Celsius. Winnipeg summers are extremely dry compared with the humid summers you’ll find in other areas of the country. Here we’ll show you some factors to consider when choosing the right A/C unit for your Winnipeg home.
Why it’s important to choose the right A/C unit
Choosing the wrong type of A/C unit can send your utility costs soaring, not to mention waste energy and fail to keep your home cool and comfortable during the summer heat waves. If you are a Winnipeg resident, you know how the scorching summers can create extremely uncomfortable conditions for you and your family. By investing in the right A/C you’ll beat the heat and stay clear of any potential hassle down the road.
Factors to consider when choosing the best air conditioner for your Winnipeg home;
- Sizing - When it comes to A/C units, bigger is not always better. Certain critical factors need to be considered before deciding on a unit, such as your home’s total square footage.
- Type - Central air units have sub-types depending on where they are to be installed (inside or outside). You’ll need to factor in both your individual preferences and your home’s dimensions when choosing a type.
- Efficiency - All A/C units are rated according to their SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) which measures their efficiency. Such ratings range from 13 to 21 SEER- the higher the value, the greater its efficiency.
Given these as well as other considerations, homeowners would benefit from consulting with a Furnasman professional when it comes to determining the right air conditioner for their Winnipeg home.
What’s involved in a Furnasman home comfort inspection?
The certified home comfort experts at Furnasman have been serving Winnipeg and the surrounding areas for 80 years. Since we’re also from the area ourselves, we’re very familiar with the needs of Winnipeg residents when it comes to their home comfort needs and options.
First, we’ll assess your space and address your inquiries. Then, based on your home's size, number of rooms, age, architectural features as well as any budget limitations you may have, we’ll recommend the most suitable air conditioning system that’s best suited for your home.
So if you’re fed up with always feeling uncomfortable at home during sweltering Winnipeg summers, don’t sweat it. Furnasman stocks all the best air conditioners and we can help you determine the best option for your unique home comfort and budgetary needs. Book an in-home consultation with one of our Home Comfort Advisors to find the right A/C for you. Let us help provide you and your family with some cool relief.