Is your air conditioner on its last leg? We understand that purchasing a new AC system for your home is a big investment and it is something that you will want to last. If you are considering an air conditioning replacement this summer, it’s important to do some research so you make the right choice. If you don’t know where to begin, the best place to start is by talking to our experts at Specialty Heating and Cooling. But before you get the process rolling, keep these common mistakes in mind so you can avoid them.
#1: Getting the wrong size system.
You might have a general idea of what system you want, but don’t forget that the size of the system matters. Not sure which size is appropriate for your home and it’s unique layout? The size of AC system you need depends on how much space you have. If you pick a system for your home that is too big, you could end up paying more in utility bills. Not to mention, it causes the machine to work harder than necessary, which causes greater wear and tear on it.
#2: Forgetting the importance of energy efficiency.
Saving energy means you’re doing your part to help the Earth. It also means you’re doing something to save money, which is great for your bank account. When you’re consider different AC options, make sure you look at the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). These ratings indicate how much cooling the system produces for each energy unit consumed. The higher SEER number, the more efficient the unit is.
#3: Choosing the cheapest option.
Air conditioners are costly for the average homeowner. While it’s important to shop around for the best price, choosing the cheapest option isn’t always the greatest idea. Consider what features you want on the machine not just now, but 10 years from now. The machine at the lowest price point may not have all the options you want.
Ready to learn about your air conditioning options so you can spend the summer cool and comfortable? Now is the time to get your appointment scheduled. Contact us today for details!