Need a new air conditioner? With more options than ever before, it can be daunting to select the right one for you and your family. It’s called decision fatigue, and it’s real. When there are so many great choices, how do you narrow it down?
When you type in “air conditioning installation near me”, you get a bunch of results that don’t really hit the nail on the head. Let’s talk about finding the right AC unit for you before you head to market.
Consider Your Home’s Size
If you get an air conditioner that’s too big for your space, it’s a waste of energy. If the AC is too small, it struggles, doesn’t shut off, wastes more energy, and encounters damage faster than an appropriately sized unit.
This is something that’s done during a pre-installation appointment. Once you know which contractors you want to go with, the pre-installation appointment takes into account your square footage and overall home size. That will help you get the best AC unit for your family.
Look at the Long-Term Energy Savings
You only need to buy a new air conditioner once every 10-15 years on average, and they can last for longer with proper maintenance and care from day one. It’s a big investment and time sink, so it’s important to make sure you plan for the entire lifespan of your unit.
That means where budgeting is concerned, think about how much money you’ll save month-over-month as time goes on. An upfront expense now for a lower energy bill for the next 120 to 180 months seems like a pretty good investment.
Different AC types and brands will have projected costs to operate. For example, heat pumps operate on around 50% of the total energy that a traditional central AC uses. Ask your technician about the energy efficiency benefits of all the different types of systems they offer.
Know What Lies Ahead
You’ve had a central air conditioner your whole life. Now, you’re opting for a ductless mini split or a heat pump. There are benefits, but there’s also change.
Now you need to know what to look for in a different type of system. Be prepared for slight changes in how you approach DIY solutions, repairs, and understand how these machines differ from one another before you hard commit to one.
At the end of the day, it’s all cooling, so the changes will be very slight and nuanced. But it’s still important to know all the little details of what you’re getting into before you jump in with both feet.
Make Sure it’s the Right One
Once you know how these different air conditioners work, what the benefits are, and how they impact your day-to-day life, you’ll be able to figure out which ones work for you and which ones don’t.
Don’t settle for anything less than the perfect cooling solution for your home. When you’re ready to move forward with your installation, we’ll be right there with you.
Contact Air Supreme Heating and Air Conditioning today to schedule your next AC unit installation as soon as possible.