In order to keep your tenants happy, it's important that you upkeep your property. Consequently, a broken or outdated air conditioning unit has left you in the market for a new system. Do you know what to look for? While size and system type are important features, there are some less obvious features you want to consider, so it's a good idea for you to be informed.
You are the owner of the property, so when you don't have a tenant renting the unit, you will be responsible for all costs associated with the unit, including any cooling costs. Remember, during the summer months, you will need to keep the air conditioning on, even if there isn't anyone living in the unit in order to prevent damage from extreme heat and humidity.
If it's difficult to keep tenants in your property, you should invest in a unit that is highly efficient in order to keep your out-of-pocket costs as manageable as possible during any vacancy periods.
An efficient air conditioning unit is also a great marketing bonus as well since the cost savings will be passed on to the tenant. Efficient units typically last longer as well, which can also help you minimize your replacement and repair costs.
If you are renting a luxury property, you should also keep noise control in mind. All air conditioning units will produce some level of noise, but there are some systems that are considerably louder than others. The amount of noise an air conditioning system generates is calculated based on a decibel rating, known as dBA.
The higher the number, the more noise the system produces. The amount of noise the unit generates is based in part on its size, but more so based on its design, as air conditioning units that have dual-stage compressors are typically quieter.
It's also important to note that cost plays a part, as high-end air conditioning systems typically operate while producing only a fraction of the sound their lower quality counterparts do. Keep in mind that in a high-value area with strict HOA guidelines, there might even be restrictions on the dBA rating of an air conditioning unit, so don't overlook this feature.
A new air conditioning unit is a significant expense, so it is essential you select the right unit for your property. Contact an HVAC professional for assistance with selecting a unit. For more information about air conditioning installation, reach out to a company like Bowen Refrigeration