If you're considering spending your well-earned dollars to upgrade your air conditioner before the summer season, there are things you should consider. A central air conditioning system can be costly, and if you aren't prepared, you could be spending much more than you hoped for. Be knowledgeable about your purchase and about your home in general before making this or any upgrade to your home. Read on for a few things to consider before having a new system installed in your home.
Don't just assume the old unit you have is the right size for your home. The previous owners of your home may not have had the right size to begin with, or with additions to the home, the old system may not be enough. Be sure you are getting a price quote for the proper sized unit for your home as it stands today. If the system is too small or too large, it could end up costing you more money in the long run in energy costs or repairs.
Not all air conditioners are alike. There are a number of different manufacturers and types to choose from, each offering something a little different than the other. If you aren't sure what type of system you should have in your home or what is best for you, you should talk to an air conditioning installation company for further information to figure out what is best. You may benefit from having a zoned system, new ductwork, or even a new furnace to go along with your air conditioner. Talking to a professional can help point you in the right direction.
If you have never had central air conditioning in your home, there may be some upgrades that need to be made, and this includes the electrical system in your home. If it isn't up to snuff, you may need to have your electrical system upgraded as well. This can add cost to your installation budget. Speak to the installation company about your electrical system if you aren't sure if your system can handle the extra load.
A new system should be more energy efficient than your older system. An aging system may be costing you extra on your energy bill, and you may not even be aware of it. If this is the case, then upgrading to a new system will save you money in the long run. Pay attention to the SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) rating when choosing the system that is right for you. A higher rating means it is more energy efficient.
If you are thinking of investing in a new air conditioning system for your home, consider the above before making this purchase and talk to an AC service to get the right system for your home.
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