Summer heat will be back before you know it, don’t get caught with a broken-down AC unit! With proper maintenance, A central air conditioning system will generally last 13 to 20 years. Consider when you will need a new unit and what type will suit your home.
Tips for Buying a New Air Conditioning System:
Never Settle on Just One Estimate! If it’s time to upgrade you AC unit, consult with at least three qualified HVAC contractors before deciding how to proceed. This isn’t just our humble opinion, it’s recommended by consumer reports! Try Not to Wait Until Its Broken! Don’t wait until your system doesn’t work to replace it. If you are getting regular maintenance from a qualified contractor, they will let you know when you should begin to consider replacing the unit. If your unit is more than 12 to 15 years old, be prepared for a failure at any time and start getting estimates now. That way, you’ll be prepared when the time comes, and it WILL come.
Buy the HIGHESTEfficiency You Can Afford! The AC unit uses more energy than any single home appliance. Try to buy an item with the highest SEER you can reasonably afford! This will save big on future energy bills and qualify you for Home Energy Tax Credits. Choose a Reputable HVAC Contractor. Properly vet the HVAC company before inviting them to your home for a service call. Consult friends and family and the internet to find a reliable company in your area.