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Best Air Conditioners for the Palm Desert Summer Heat

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If you live in Palm Desert, or anywhere close by, then you know how a painfully hot day feels. You also know that a good air conditioner is absolutely essential. If you’re looking to get a new air conditioner or want to make sure that you have a decent one, you’ve come to the right place.

New Air Conditioners

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, there are a few things to consider: the size, the energy efficiency, and the manufacturer.

Air Conditioner Size

Surprisingly, bigger isn’t always better what it comes to air conditioners. If an HVAC system is too large for your home, it won’t cool your home as efficiently. Plus, overly powerful air conditioners will run for a shorter amount of time, meaning that they won’t have time to properly reduce the humidity in your home. This leads to more sweat, and in the worst cases, to mold in your home. Instead, consult an air conditioning contractor to find an air conditioner size that is exactly right for you. We want you to end up purchasing just enough cooling power, instead of wasting money on size when you don’t need it.

Air Conditioner Efficiency

Get the most bang for your buck with an energy-efficient air conditioner. The U.S. government’s EnergyStar program is the general authority on energy-efficient air conditioning units, so take a look at their recommendations. Greater energy efficiency means a better machine that uses less power for the same cooling effects, saving you money in the long run. A more efficient product means a potentially higher threshold before it hits maximum power, giving you more cooling power over time.

Air Conditioner Manufacturer

There are several trustworthy air conditioning manufacturers out there. Check online reviews, Consumer Reports, and various warranties. Here at NexGen, we partner with Daikin. Daikin has proven to be a customer favorite, and we’ve found them to carry consistently reliable and efficient products. We make sure to only carry air conditioning units that have passed required testing, including tests that make sure units are able to perform in temperatures above 115°F.

Your Current Air Conditioner

If you already have an air conditioner, there are a few ways to help it be the best air conditioner it can be:

Air Conditioning Service and Maintenance

If your current air conditioner isn’t performing well, it might not yet be time for a replacement. Before you decide to upgrade, get it checked out for maintenance or service issues. Replacing the air filter, especially when it’s been constantly running in extreme heat, could help your system work like new again. Repairing any loose parts, faulty wiring, or corroded pieces could also be a cost-effective way to get great cooling power. However, if your unit is legitimately older and in need of major repairs, we can also help you with air conditioning replacement.

Air Conditioner is Not Obstructed

One of the number one issues between you and a cool home could simply be objects in the way of your air conditioner. Keep at least a three-foot diameter around your outdoor air conditioning unit. This means that fences, shrubs, landscaping, etc. all stay clear of your unit. You’ll be surprised about how much better your air conditioner works when it has enough room!

Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit is Cool

Finally, keeping your outdoor unit in good condition can make all the difference. Keep it out of direct sunlight, away from the sprinklers, and free from debris. When the unit isn’t under too much heat or outdoor stress, it can do its job and keep your home cool.

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