What to Know Before You Buy a New Air Conditioner

Sep 21, 2020 | Uncategorized

What to Know Before You Buy a New Air Conditioner

Sep 21, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

dIf you own a home, you know that getting a new air conditioner installed is a huge investment. And despite this, all too often, uneducated consumers end up with the wrong type of system for their specific needs. Others end up with the right system installed poorly.

Our team at Five Star Dayton Heating & Cooling takes special care in educating our customers and helping homeowners through the intricate and sometimes complicated process of analyzing various air conditioning system types and models before choosing the one that’s the best for their budget and needs. Check out some of our manufacturers.

If you are in the air conditioner system buying process, we present the following list of important things to consider before making a decision for your Greater Miami Valley home:

Begin the Process as Early as Possible

For starters, we should emphasize that you don’t have to wait for your current AC system to die or break down before you start thinking about getting a new one. If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old, perhaps it’s too loud, dirty, or inefficient. Before it breaks down, it is wise to start planning now, before it gets too close to the end of its life expectancy. As such, you could reap some substantial benefits when it comes to you and your family’s comfort by thinking ahead. Not only that, but you could save a lot of money on your energy bills by upgrading to a new model.

Bigger isn’t always better.

It’s a common mistake many property owners make to think: “If I get a bigger unit, it’ll cool my home better and cost less.” This is incorrect.

While it might seem a little counterintuitive, it doesn’t change the fact that an oversized AC system can cause a variety of problems. Among these, it causes uneven cooling, excessive humidity levels, and annoying noises. Furthermore, they can be more expensive to run because energy bills will rise as they will be cycling off and on more often.

Check Your Air Ducts

All too often, we run into homeowners looking to replace their AC systems when it turns out their AC isn’t the problem! Because of situations like these, we suggest that before spending that hard-earned money on a new AC system, you make sure doing so will solve the issue. This is another reason why giving us a call and scheduling a home performance evaluation is such an important first step. We are more than happy to send a technician to your place to check your AC system and inspect your ductwork and insulation while we are there to accurately identify the root of the problem. Besides that, having airtight ductwork and high-quality insulation is crucial for getting the most out of any kind of AC system, old or new. It’ll save you money either way.

Consider a Zoned System

If one of your goals is to save money on energy bills, be sure to look into the many perks of a zoned AC system. This type of system allows you to control the temperature in the various rooms or different levels of your home or business individually to ensure maximum comfort with minimal wasted energy.

Find the Right Team for Installation

This is one of the most important tips of all. Even if you pay for the best and newest air conditioning system money can buy, it won’t provide the best performance if it’s not installed properly. At Five Star Dayton Heating & Cooling, we have NATE-Certified technicians who are well-experienced in the precise installation of all varieties of air conditioners for optimal efficiency and comfort. Our HVAC techs are also excellent when it comes to AC system repair, with around-the-clock service.

Don’t Skimp Out on Maintenance!

Ultimately, homeowners need to realize that buying a new AC system doesn’t mean you don’t have to keep up on regular preventative maintenance responsibilities. In fact, certain AC system manufacturers require you do this every season to keep warranties valid. Although a new AC system will run great, you will still need routine maintenance to keep your system operating at its best, keeping it in great shape while guaranteeing it lasts for years to come. Give us a call and ask us about our service agreements.

Call Five Star Heating & Cooling Dayton today at (937) 708-8278, or schedule an appointment now by clicking here!