6 Things to Know Before You Buy a New Air Conditioner

Thinking of purchasing a new air conditioner? General Heating & Air Conditioning can help you understand all the ins and outs of the process.

New Air ConditionerAn air conditioner can be a very important investment for a commercial or residential property owner, yet somehow many people end up with the wrong air conditioner for their needs. At General Heating & Air Conditioning, we can help you through the sometimes confusing process of comparing different models and selecting the unit that is best for your space and your needs. Here are 6 of the most important things we want to make sure you know before you choose your new air conditioner.

You Don’t Have To Wait for Your Current Unit to Break

First of all, you should know that you don’t have to wait for your air conditioner to actually stop working for a new unit to be a smart decision. If your current air conditioner is more than 10 years old, it could be overly noisy, dirty, or inefficient. You could reap significant benefits in terms of your personal comfort and your utility costs by upgrading to a new model now.

Bigger Isn’t Better

Many property owners make the mistake of assuming a bigger air conditioner will cool their property better. This is simply not true. An oversized unit can cause many problems such as uneven cooling, excess humidity, excessive noise, and higher utility bills due to constant on/off cycling.

You Should Have Your Ducts & Insulation Inspected

Sometimes property owners want to replace their air conditioner when their home comfort issues aren’t really the air conditioner’s fault. Before you actually buy a new air conditioner, make sure doing so will actually solve your home comfort issues by contacting General Heating & Air Conditioning for a home performance evaluation. We’ll check out your air conditioner and also inspect your ductwork and insulation to identify the cause of your problem. Having leak-free ductwork and quality insulation is vital for getting the best performance out of any kind of air conditioner.

Consider a Zoned System

If you like saving money on your utility bills, be sure to consider a zoned air conditioning system. This type of system allows you to control different rooms or levels of your property independently of one another to maximize comfort and minimize wasted energy.

Installation Matters

Even the best new air conditioner won’t deliver the promised performance when installed incorrectly. At General Heating & Air Conditioning, we have NATE-Certified technicians who know exactly how to properly install any kind of air conditioner for maximum efficiency and comfort.

New Systems Need Maintenance Too

Finally, be sure you understand that buying a new air conditioner won’t get you out of your maintenance responsibilities. While a new unit will cut down on repair calls, you should still invest in regular maintenance to keep your system working in the best possible condition and ensure it lasts for years to come.