Tired of spending sweaty nights tossing and turning in bed? If your cooling system has kicked the bucket, chances are you’re willing to give anything for the cold, refreshing blast of a working AC. But what’s a fair price to beat the heat?
Homeadvisor.com reports that most homeowners shell out anywhere between $3,712 to $7,156 to keep their homes cool. On face value, that seems steep.
But if you consider that most systems can last decades if maintained properly, you can understand why people are willing foot the bill. However, many homeowners are breaking the bank for systems that are unnecessary for their space.
For example, if you are sitting in a one bedroom studio apartment, do you really need anything more robust than a powerful fan? We’ve answered that question and many others below in our handy price guide to renting or buying emergency cooling equipment in San Francisco:
Here’s an interesting bit of arithmetic: air conditioning is measured in tons. According to Time, you can expect to pay up to $4,000 per ton. If you live in a two-story house of approximately 2,000 square feet, you’ll probably need about 3 tons of air conditioning.
In comparison, that tiny studio apartment we mentioned earlier is using a tiny fraction of that. Throw a system that’s too large into that space and the home will cool so quickly that the air won’t be dehumidified, leading to the potential formation of mold.
And if it’s not large enough, you’ll have cooling equipment that’s punching above its weight and compensating by working overtime. This will wear out your system and turn your electricity bill into a horror story.
That’s the bad news, but here’s the good news: a trained technician will be able to calculate the tonnage of air in your space and help you choose the right emergency cooling equipment for your needs and budget.
Focus on Operating Costs
The real cost of a temporary cooling solution only rears its ugly head once its up and running. Too many first time buyers and renters get hung up on the initial price, but it’s the operating and maintenance costs that will ultimately break the bank.
Use a calculator such as this one to calculate the operational costs of your future unit. But be aware that systems that are not properly maintained will almost always be less efficient and drain extra power.
Looking for Temporary Cooling Equipment in San Francisco?
Allied Rental Company will assess your cooling needs and help you choose an emergency cooling system that’s suitable for your space. Click here to compare temporary cooling equipment in San Francisco or call us at 415-644-5792.