Is it Time to Replace your Air Conditioner?
Air Conditioning replacement is expensive. But there comes a time when scheduled maintenance and repairs will begin to add up. In the long run it may be less expensive to replace your whole system. If your air conditioning system is more than 15 years old, it is time to at least consider how much you’re spending on repairs and maintenance each year. Compare that with what the cost per year for something all new.
When You’ve Decided to Replace
When you decide that you need to replace an HVAC system there are some important things you need to think about. You don’t want to just jump in feet first without a thought when you are making such a large purchase on a system that will heat or cool your home for the next 15 to 20 years.
Do You Replace the Whole System?
Most likely the answer is yes. Purchasing only part of a system would be a nice way to reduce up front costs. But, a mismatched system may not deliver the energy efficiency or performance that you expect.
Did you find that maintaining an old AC system was costing you too much each year? Why saddle yourself with half of the old worn out system that is costing you so much? Why pay those elevated costs in addition to the payments you’ll be making for your new equipment? Even though a new AC system is costly, you will most likely find that making these payments in the long run may save you money and keep you comfortable at the same time.
How Do I Select A Contractor To Do The Work?
Selecting the right contractor is critical to the performance of your new HVAC system. The contractor is the expert when it comes to determining the type and size of the system. But, they need to consult with you about your options before installing anything. Consider all of these items:
- Make sure that the contractor inspects your home and your existing system.
- They need to perform load calculations, look at duct design, and make sure the equipment and design of your system fits your home and is up to industry standards.
- Are the technicians NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certified?
- Are they familiar with the brand of equipment that you want to buy?
- Ask the contractor for the estimated annual operating cost of the systems you are looking at. This can tell you what your new monthly energy costs will be.
A good contractor should also provide a warranty on any new equipment. And they should offer to service the equipment as needed. Even the best installed, most efficient equipment requires routine maintenance . If they’re not coming to you to talk about options, you need to ask them some of these questions or get a new contractor who is better at including you in your purchase.
And remember: the best value may not necessarily come from the contractor that offers the lowest price. Consider the cost of operating the system as well as the investment you will make to upkeep your new system.
And something very important that is overlooked sometimes: Consider the investment your contractor puts in you. If they value you as a customer they will do whatever it takes to do a great job and keep you happy. If this is the type of contractor you want Call Loyal Air today! (321) 233-2262
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