Buying a new air conditioning system is a major investment for any home or business owner. And yet in spite of this, too often inexperienced consumers somehow end up with the wrong type of system for their particular needs. Such is why we at Kettering-Oakwood Heating & Air take special care in assisting our customers through the sometimes complicated process of analyzing different A/C models and then selecting the unit that is the best option for their residence, needs and budget. To help you starting the process, we present below a small list of some essential things a buyer should consider before choosing a new A/C system.
BEGIN THE PROCESS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
To start, we’d like to stress that you don’t have to wait for your current air conditioner to stop working, or break down, before you begin to think about getting a new system. If you have an air conditioner that is more than a decade old, it might be too noisy, dirty, or inefficient. Before it gives way, it is wise to start planning before it gets to the end of its life. As such, you could reap some tangible benefits when it comes to you and your family’s comfort by thinking ahead. Not only that, but you could save a lot of money on your energy costs by upgrading to a new model.
BIGGER DOESN’T EQUATE BETTER
A typical mistake made by property owners is the misunderstanding that a bigger air conditioning system will cool off their residence or business better than a smaller one. While it might seem counterintuitive, it doesn’t diminish the fact that this is simply not correct. An oversized air conditioner can cause a variety of problems, like uneven cooling, excess humidity, annoying noises. Also, they can be more expensive to run because energy bills increase as they will be cycling off and on more often.
CHECK YOUR AIR DUCTS AND INSULATION
This tip can save homeowners a lot of money. Frequently, we find property owners looking to replace their air conditioning systems when their air conditioners aren’t the problem! As such, we always advise our customers before spending that hard-earned money on a new A/C to make sure doing so will solve the problem. This is why giving us a call and setting up a home performance evaluation is such a smart move. We are happy to send a technician to your place to check your A/C and also inspect your ductwork and insulation while we’re there to accurately identify the root of the problem. Besides that, having air tight ductwork and high quality insulation is crucial for getting the most from any kind of A/C, old or new. It’ll save you money either way.
CHECK INTO A ZONED SYSTEM
If one of your goals is to save money on energy bills, b esure to look into the many perks of a zoned air conditioning system. This type of system enables you to control the temperature in different rooms or different levels of your home or business individually to ensure maximum comfort with minimal wasted energy.
FINDING THE RIGHT TEAM FOR INSTALLATION
This is probably the most important tip of all. Even if you pay for the best and newest air conditioning system money can buy, it won’t provide the best performance if it’s not installed properly. At Kettering-Oakwood Heating & Air, we have NATE-Certified technicians who are well-experienced in precise installation of all varieties of air conditioners for optimal efficiency and comfort. Our HVAC techs are also excellent when it comes to A/C repair, with around-the-clock service.
DON’T NEGLECT MAINTENANCE!
Last but not least, make sure you understand that buying a new air conditioner doesn’t mean you don’t have to keep up on regular maintenance responsibilities. In fact, certain A/C manufacturers require you do this every season to keep warranties valid. Although a new A/C will lead to fewer, if any, repair calls, you would be wise to invest in routine maintenance to keep your system operating at its best, keeping it in great shape, while guaranteeing it lasts for years to come. Give us a call and ask us about our service agreements.