Choosing the right air conditioner for your Fort Collins, Colorado home can be tricky, because there are several things you’ll want to factor in before you make your purchase. Below you’ll find our list of tips for choosing an air conditioner in Fort Collins.
Figure out how big your space is
If you’re wanting to choose an air conditioner to cool a home office or bedroom, you’ll want to determine the square footage of your room. You’ll also want to determine how much you want to spend!
For some people, a window air conditioner will do the trick. Most people find they can purchase a standard-sized window AC unit, that will come with multiple fan speeds and in some cases, and adjustable thermostat, for between $250 and $500, depending on the make, model and features.
If you’re wanting to get a little more bang for your buck, you may consider an in-wall air conditioning unit. Although this type of AC system will cost slightly more than a window unit, they can generally provide better cooling options for larger-sized rooms. You’ll want to keep in mind that a through the wall unit will require you hire someone to install it. If you have questions about the costs associated with operating and installing a window AC unit or a through the wall unit, we can help.
Portable, or mini-split?
When some people choose an air conditioner in Fort Collins, they decide a portable air conditioner may better suit their needs. The cost associated with this type of unit will generally start at about $400 and, depending on the model and features you want, the price will span up from there.
If you’re wanting to cool a larger space (or zone) of your home, but you don’t have duct work for a central air conditioning unit, you could consider a mini-split. Mini-splits are ductless AC units, and many of the newer models have remotes, time controls, thermostat controls and temperature controls. You’ll want to keep in mind that when you purchase a mini-split, you’ll need to factor in installation costs, since this is definingly not something you’ll want to do on your own. If you have questions about the costs associated with purchasing a mini-split, call our office today to learn more.
Choosing a Central AC Unit in Fort Collins
Lastly, if you have questions about how to choose a central air conditioner in Fort Collins, the best thing to do is to contact a professional AC installer at DNI Heating, AC, and Refrigeration.
When you contact our company, we will come out to do an evaluation of your home, so we can learn more about the size of the spaces you want to cool. This will allow us to make the best possible recommendation when it comes to the make, model and the number of BTUs you’ll need to keep your home comfortable during the summer.
We understand that choosing an air conditioner in Fort Collins, Colorado can be overwhelming, especially if this is something you’ve never needed to do in the past. For more information on how we can help, contact DNI Heating, AC, and Refrigeration today at 970-667-7757.