5 Things to Ask Yourself Before Buying a New AC Unit
Published on Aug 27, 2021 in Air Conditioners
There’s nothing quite like the relief and comfort provided by your trusty AC Unit when you walk through your front door after spending time outside on a sticky, sweaty hot summer day. Your body transforms from an agitated state of discomfort to a blissful state of joy and reprieve. But how does one know if they need a new AC unit?
Maybe you are without climate control at all at the moment, or maybe your current unit is on its last legs. Either way, it’s important to weigh your options before you make a new purchase. Here are five questions to ask yourself before buying a new AC.
1. What Size of a New AC Unit Do I Need?
The answer to this question is going to be subjective as homes come in all shapes, sizes, and layouts. The best thing you can do is reach out to a certified HVAC dealer for a consultation.
The size of your new cooling system will depend on many factors such as the square footage of your home, the number of windows, the size of windows, the amount of shade your home receives, and geographic location among others.
2. Is Energy Efficiency Important to Me?
A typical AC unit has a lifespan of around 10-15 years. If you have an older unit, likely, you aren’t getting the energy efficiency that reduces your monthly bills and benefits the environment.
Technology gets better every year and the cost-efficiency between a brand-new cooling system and one that is ten years old can be staggering. In most cases, the upfront costs will end up saving you money in the long run.
3. Is Indoor Air Quality Important?
The answer to this should be yes, of course. We all want the best possible indoor air quality, considering that we spend the majority of our lives in our homes. It’s especially important for those with health conditions such as asthma and those who have pets.
A new air conditioning unit will have air filters that remove unwanted and harmful particles from the indoor air, as well as regulating the humidity of the home.
4. How Much Will My New Unit Cost?
Cost is a big factor for most people and will depend on several things from the size and layout of your home to the type of dealer you are working with. It’s important to work with a reputable company that will provide an honest consultation and works with you to customize a cooling system that will be the most efficient and most affordable for your home.
5. Who Will Do the Installation?
Installing an air conditioner is not something that should be done by an amateur. It requires experienced and certified technicians with practical knowledge of the industry. When you choose a company makes sure you look at their track record and reviews and then schedule a consultation.
Buy With Confidence
Purchasing a new AC unit is not something to take lightly and with any type of significant investment, you want to know that you’re dealing with the best.
At Pearce Heating & Air Conditioning, we have been providing the highest quality service to central Arkansas since 1972. Contact us today to book a consultation and see how we can improve your indoor home life quality.