Do you need a new air conditioner this year? If so, it’s better to replace it now then wait for the heat of the season.
Not sure? There are easy ways to tell when you need a new system, and tips to consider before determining which air conditioner is the best to buy for your home.
Homeowners should consider replacing their air conditioner if any of these telltale signs are in place:
- Your repair bills have been increasing.
- You’ve noticed an upward trend in your energy bills.
- Your home isn’t as comfortable as it once was. You continually notice hot and cold spots throughout your home.
- Your air conditioner is more than 10 years old.
Not sure if you should replace your air conditioner or make repairs one more year? Talk with one of our technicians and have them evaluate your system. We can help you determine the right course of action for your situation.
To determine if you need a new HVAC, ask the following questions.
How can I make my home more energy efficient?
You can’t just buy an air conditioner off the internet and expect it to make your home more energy efficient. Your home has a lot of moving parts, the air conditioner is only one piece. Selecting the most energy efficient air conditioner on the market might not increase your efficiency if other problems exist.
What size unit do I need?
Air conditioners are sized by load calculation. This is primarily determined by the size of the space your air conditioner will cool, but there are other factors involved, such as how many windows you have, the direction your house faces, etc. If a technician seems to skip this part of the process when making a recommendation for a new air conditioner, they aren’t giving you the best advice possible.
What system is right for my home?
It’s not always the best decision to go with the highest rated air conditioner. It depends on your budget, your lifestyle, your comfort level, and more. A reputable HVAC company will give you several great choices, and help you pick the right system for your needs.
Are there any other expenses?
These are known as hidden fees. And some less-than-reputable companies thrive on them. Rather than be surprised at the end, ask upfront and find out where extra charges may come from. This can also help you discover additional items that might be of benefit, things you might want to add down the road.
Is this the year you’ll invest in a new air conditioner?