Investing in a new air conditioner is a more involved process than many may realize. Yes, you could choose to just replace your existing system with a make and model in a very similar vein. However, if you are investing in your first whole-house air conditioner, or if you just want to keep an open mind in terms of how may cool your home, then there is a lot to consider. The AC installation pros on our staff have put together a few tips to keep in mind when considering your air conditioning installation options. Contact G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc., if you have any further questions or if you are ready to schedule your air conditioning installation.
This is a major consideration for any homeowner. Just as you wouldn’t buy more house than you can afford, nor would you rush out to buy a fancy sports car only to find the monthly payments unmanageable, you shouldn’t spend more than you comfortably can on your air conditioning system. By working with a knowledgeable professional, you can know for certain that you are getting the cooling capability and features that you need, without paying for frills that you don’t. Budgeting can be a bit tricky, though, for a specific reason you’ll see below.
The level of efficiency with which your system operates is denoted by its SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio). The higher the SEER, the more efficient the air conditioning system. As you’ll discover in shopping for your new cooling system, though, price tends to go up along with the SEER. While you don’t want to overextend your funds, it is advisable to spend the money on the most efficient system that you can afford. Not only will your monthly operating costs be lower, but you can recoup on the initial investment over time thanks to these energy savings.
This may sound obvious, but the fact of the matter is that many homeowners are not totally familiar with all of the cooling systems available on the market today. With ductless air conditioners, heat pumps, and geothermal systems, and central air units to choose from, it can be difficult to determine which is best suited for your needs. Work with our team to ensure that you choose your system wisely.