4 Things to Consider Before You Buy A New Air Conditioner

Your home air conditioner is easily one of the most important purchases you can make. It’s also one of the priciest, so knowing what to look for before you start shopping is an absolute must. This guide can help.

  • Understand How Much Space You’re Trying to Cool: In some cases, your space may have changed since your old unit was installed. In fact, your old unit may have been far too small for your home, and now you need more cooling power. Knowing a bit more about the area you’re trying to cool will help you make the most informed decision.
  • SEER Rating: This is the energy efficiency rating on your unit, and for nearly the last decade, the government has required all new units to have a SEER of at least 13. You can go with a far more efficient unit, though, as the highest efficiency models have ratings of up to 25.5. Deciding just how much efficiency you demand and what your end costs might be is an important part of the equation.
  • The Condition of your Duct Work: Sure, the air conditioner provides you with the cool air you want for your home, but it’s your ducts that actually matter, as they can make a huge difference in how cool your home is. You may not just need to upgrade your air conditioner, you may need to upgrade your duct work as well.
  • The Right Contractor Matters: Believe it or not, your HVAC contractor can make a huge difference in selecting the right air conditioner to meet your needs. You want a trusted, local team with years of experience ready to handle your needs and guide you toward the right model for you.

As you search for the right air conditioner to meet your needs, turn to us. We’ll not only take a look at your old model, but your new needs as well, ensuring you get exactly what your home needs to keep you cool through the Arizona heat.