Do you know what’s involved with the process of replacing your air
conditioning? Many homeowners hesitate to replace a failing air conditioner
because they are worried replacement will be a long and stressful process.
However, with the help of an experienced HVAC professional, replacing
your air conditioning can actually be a fast, easy, and enjoyable experience,
allowing you to reap the benefits of a higher-efficiency system immediately.
Determine Your Air Conditioning Needs
When it’s time to replace your air conditioner, it’s also a
great time to reevaluate your home’s cooling needs. Simply buying
a new air conditioner that is exactly like your old one may not be the
best option for your home. If your previous air conditioner wasn’t
sized properly for your needs, purchasing the same type of unit won’t
gain you much in the way of cooling benefits. Before purchasing a new
air conditioner, you should first determine how large the unit should
be. Your local HVAC professional can guide you through a home heating
and cooling assessment to determine the volume of your home and how much
cooling is needed to gain you the most in energy efficiency. Purchasing
and installing a new air conditioner that is the right size for your home
will ensure your new system offers the greatest cooling at the lowest cost.
Evaluate Your Entire HVAC System
In addition to purchasing a new air conditioner, you should also consider
the other components of your home’s HVAC system. Does your home
still use a manual thermostat that looks like it’s from the 1970s?
Is your furnace just as old as your air conditioner? Upgrading your thermostat
to a programmable model can further enhance the efficiency of your new
air conditioner. Because your air conditioner and furnace use the same
air handler to move air through your home, replacing an old furnace at
the same time you
replace your air conditioner
will also improve the efficiency of your entire system and prevent the
need for another visit once your furnace does eventually fail.
Schedule Professional Installation
Regardless of whether you choose to replace only your air conditioner or
your entire HVAC system, professional installation is a must. Your new
air conditioner will only perform up to the capabilities afforded by its
installation, meaning that installing it yourself or hiring a questionable
contractor could cost you greatly. Improper installation means your air
conditioner won’t work efficiently, costing you more to cool your
home and shortening the lifetime of the system. Choosing a licensed professional
with a long history of service excellence to install your new air conditioner
will ensure you gain the maximum benefit from your purchase.
Replacing your air conditioner will provide your Detroit home with many
years of efficient cooling for a comfortable indoor environment. Visit
us online to learn more about air conditioner replacement and the many
other services we offer in Detroit, including
indoor air quality
equipment and services or water heater repair and replacement. You can
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