We know, it seems like the weather is never going to cooperate, but we can assure you that things will start warming up for summer soon! If you haven’t thought about how you’ll keep conditions cool in your home next season yet, here’s an easy A/C buying guide to help you decide.


How much noise can you handle? Remember that some air conditioners are noisier than others, and those that are quieter are usually also more expensive. A/C’s on the quieter end of the spectrum are barely audible, while those that score a bit lower on the noise scale may disturb a light sleeper.

Where are your windows? If you’re considering purchasing a window unit, make sure you think about window location. Generally speaking, your best bet is to install your unit in a window that’s centered on a wall within a space. If your windows don’t fall into this category, a ductless split or central system might be more efficient.

Can you access the filter easily? No matter what kind of air conditioner you choose, you must make sure that it’s installed somewhere easily accessible. This is because you’ll need to get to the filter once a month for changing. If you’re unable to change your filter regularly, your unit will not function as well and your home’s air quality will be compromised.

How smart is your unit? Technology just keeps getting smarter and smarter, and your air conditioner is no exception. Many units now have the ability to connect to wifi through your home’s thermostat. That way, you can regulate your home’s temperature even when you’re on the go. Sounds intriguing, right?

What is the warranty like? Much like any large appliance or home add-on that you purchase, it’s important to know what your warranty entails. The best way to do this is by calling the manufacturer directly, or if you’re dealing with a professional HVAC company, request the details from your technician.

Are you ready to speak with an HVAC specialist to weigh out all your options? If you live in Milford, CT or the surrounding areas, Tyler Heating & Air Conditioning is the obvious choice!

For more information about how we can help you select the best air conditioner for your home, call 203-378-4700.