There’s no escaping it. Your air conditioner needs replacing and you’re unsure of how to even go about purchasing one. Never fear! We have put together a list of what to expect when getting a new air conditioner. As always, contact Morrison Plumbing, Heating, and Air at (618) 703-5700 for questions on pricing, installation, and scheduling.
Do Your Research
Before buying a new air conditioning unit, do a little bit of research on local heating and air companies and the types of services they provide. There are many different choices to choose from, all of which have specific benefits that may or may not be required for your home.
A/C units come in various sizes that must be chosen correctly, if it is too small, your home won’t cool properly. If it’s too large, your energy bill will be outrageous as its powerful vents will be wasting energy meant for a bigger space.
If you still aren’t convinced that you’ve found the right system for you, it’s always helpful to ask your friends, family, and neighbors for advice and to see what they recommend.
Anticipate the Cost
As you already know from hours of research, air conditioning units are not cheap. In fact, they really are long term investments that help with the functioning of your home. Brand new units can last over 20 years, which is why it is important that you don’t cut corners by buying something cheap or previously used.
Scheduling the Installation
After finally deciding on which A/C unit is best for your home, it is time to contact the professionals to schedule an installation. It’s better to schedule an appointment as early as possible, especially closer to the summer months when it is more common for homeowners to replace their A/C system.
Once the specialist is at your home, it should only take him about half a day to install and test your system. While many homeowners prefer to be home at the time of installation, it is generally not necessary.
Understanding the System
You did it! You’ve researched, purchased, and installed your air conditioning unit, now what? Before the installers leave your home, they should conduct a quality inspection on the system to make sure that it is working properly.
They will tell you how to go about performing maintenance on your A/C unit to ensure it stays functioning properly as well as how to control the thermostat. If you are interested in obtaining a warranty on your air conditioner, ask Morrison Plumbing, Heating, and Air for information on how to go about filling out a form.