Buying a new Air Conditioner
July 29, 2015
Maybe you’ve decided to take the plunge or maybe you’re replacing an older unit. Whatever the reason, buying a new air conditioner is a big decision that, if done incorrectly, could cost you a lot down the line.
First and foremost, we always suggest having your unit installed by licensed professionals. Professional companies will make sure that your air conditioner is installed correctly, saving you time and possibly money on small fix-it jobs that can come with a poor installation.
It is also very important to buy the unit that is best suited to your house, not just the cheapest one. Talk to a professional to find out what unit would work best with your home. A licensed technician will be able to assess your needs and recommend an appropriate sized/powered unit for your home. Getting the right sized unit means it will work efficiently at cooling your home while making sure you’re only paying for the energy you need.
In most cases with HVAC units, you get what you pay for. Buying a cheap unit could end up costing you a lot more money in the long run if the unit breaks down. Do some research into different brands and talk to local companies to find out their recommendations. Remember, your air conditioner never conks out in the winter; on the hottest days of the year, you don’t want to be calling the repair man. A little extra cash spent at the time of purchase paired with regular maintenance can be a great investment in your peace of mind.
Finally, when choosing a company to install your air conditioner, make sure to go with a company with a good track record. Picking a reliable company can save you a lot of hassle if there are issues down the road. Many offer extended warranties and will back up their work for years to come.
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