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What To Know Before You Buy An New A/C

Purchasing a new A/C is a big investment for any home or business owner. And yet in spite of this, inexperienced consumers often end up with the wrong type of system for their specific needs. This is why we at Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling take special care in helping our customers through the often complicated process of analyzing different air conditioner models and choosing the unit that is the best option for their place, needs and budget. To help you start the process, we present the following list of some essential things a customer should consider before choosing a new A/C system.

What To Know:

START THE PROCESS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

For starters, we would like to emphasize that you don’t have to wait for your current air conditioner to stop working, or break down, before you start to consider getting a new system. If you have an A/C that is more than a decade old, it might be too loud, dirty, or inefficient. Before it gives way, it is smart to begin to plan before it gets too close to the end of its life. As such, you could reap some tangible benefits when it comes to you and your family’s comfort level 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 MEAN BETTER

A common mistake made by a lot of customers is the misunderstanding that a bigger A/C system will cool off their residence or business superior to a smaller one. While it might seem counterintuitive, it doesn’t change the fact that this is simply incorrect. An oversized A/C can create a variety of problems, like uneven cooling in the home, excessive levels of humidity, and even annoying noises. Also, they can be more expensive to operate because energy bills will rise as they will be cycling off and on more frequently.

INSPECT YOUR AIR DUCTS AND INSULATION

This piece of advice can save homeowners a boat load of money. Often, we find property owners looking to replace their A/C systems when their air conditioners are not the source of the problem! As such, we always tell our customers (before spending that hard-earned money on a new A/C) to make sure doing so will fix their problem. This is another reason why giving us a call and setting up a home performance evaluation is such a wise decision. We are happy to send a technician to your place to inspect your A/C and also inspect your ductwork and insulation while we’re there to properly locate the root of the problem. Aside from that, having airtight ductwork and high quality insulation is essential for getting the most out of any A/C, old or new. It’ll save you money either way.

CONSIDER INSTALLING A ZONED SYSTEM

If one of your goals is to save money on energy costs, make sure you consider some of the many benefits of a zoned A/C system. This kind of system allows you to control the temperature in different rooms (or on the different levels) of your home or business separately to ensure maximum comfort without wasting energy.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT TEAM

This is probably the most important piece of advice we offer. Even if you pay for the best and most expensive A/C system money can pay for, it will not provide the best performance if it’s not installed properly. At Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling, we have NATE-Certified technicians who are well-experienced in the precise installation of all types of air conditioners for optimal efficiency and comfort at the best cost. Our HVAC techs are also excellent when it comes to A/C repair, with around-the-clock service.

DO NOT OVERLOOK MAINTENANCE!

Last but not least, make sure you realize that buying a new A/C does not mean that you don’t have to keep up on routine maintenance responsibilities. In fact, most reputable A/C manufacturers require you do this every season to keep warranties active. Although a new A/C will lead to less, if any, repair calls, you would be smart to invest in regular seasonal maintenance to keep your system running at its best, keeping it in great condition for years to come.

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If you are interested or would like to know more, call Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling today at 740-212-5849, or schedule an appointment now by clicking here https://www.newarkheathheatingandcooling.com/schedule-now/

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