Air Conditioning Repair, Installation, And What You Need To Know About A New Purchase

Is this summer the perfect time for you to invest in a new air conditioner? You've tried an air conditioning repair—but your system doesn't cool effectively or efficiently. What do you need to know before buying a new cooling system or hiring an AC services provider for another repair? Take a look at the top tips that can help you to choose the best AC option for your home and make the most out of your new air conditioner. 

Consider Something Different 

Your room or window air conditioners may cool each individual space. But the high-energy needs of these AC units have likely increased your electricity bill significantly. If you can no longer afford unnecessarily high electric bills or your home utility budget is at its max, consider a different option. A window unit cools one single space. If you want to stick with a zoned approach, but cool your home more efficiently, a mini-split ductless system is a top choice. 

This isn't just a tip for window unit owners. Whether you're not happy with your central system's efficiency or your mini-split ductless air conditioner doesn't work like you thought it would, now is the time to explore the alternatives. A qualified HVAC contractor can review the alternatives and help you to select the right system for your home and your household's energy needs.

Listen To Expert Advice

What if the tech tells you that a forced air central cooling system may pose installation challenges in your older, duct-less house. Should you listen to the HVAC contractor or go full speed ahead with a brand-new central system? 

While you don't have to follow the contractor's recommendation exactly, you should listen to their expert opinion. Provided you've found a contractor who you trust and know will give you sound advice, take their expertise and experience into consideration as you review each AC choice or discuss each type of repair.

Think About The Big Picture

It's easy to get stuck on the initial purchase and installation price. But you need to think about more than just the quote. A high-efficiency system that's installed correctly can save you money over time. According to Energy Star, failure to install HVAC equipment properly can decrease the overall energy efficiency by up to 30 percent. This can result in reduced cooling capacity and higher electricity bills. 

Before you select a system or a specific AC brand, talk to the contractor about what you can expect from efficiency and costs over time. This can help you to better understand your investment and think about the financial big picture.

For more information, contact a local HVAC company, such as STA SO COOL HVAC.