Steps to Take to Get Your Air Conditioning Replaced
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 also find our current coupons or request a service visit on our website.