Are you in the market for a new air conditioner? Before you make that investment, be sure you know exactly what you need, and also understand your options. Ask these five simple questions to get all the essential information.
1. How Big Does It Need to Be?
A good HVAC company should never automatically replace your existing air conditioning system with one of a comparable size. Your home may have been altered or expanded since the original system was installed, or the initial system may have been the wrong one to begin with. At Connolly Heating and Air Conditioning, we size the system based on the square footage of the conditioned space in the home, also taking in factors on how you will be using the system.
2.What New Technology Do I Need?
You are likely to find that the latest air conditioning options have more features to help you keep your home comfortable. These include variable speed motors for energy savings, designs that are geared towards quieter operation or seamless integration with furnaces, thermostats, and other equipment. Ask what’s available to see what suits you.
3. How Long Will the Installation Take?
You naturally want the system installed as soon as possible. Before committing to a choice of system or installer, know exactly what to expect in terms of timelines. You need to know how much time you’re going to have without an air conditioner (especially in midsummer!) to help you make the necessary provisions. Depending on what’s required, taking the many facets of air conditioning into account, such as electrics, ducting, plumbing, and the like, an installation can take anywhere from a day to several days.
4. Do I Need Any Add-Ons for Air Quality?
Many air conditioners can now be fitted with various components to not only keep your air quality high but to also control the humidity. These can really enhance the atmosphere of your home and safeguard the health of your family. It’s well worth asking what air quality features you can get for your system.
5. What’s the Bottom Line?
You have to know exactly what you’re getting into. Air conditioning installation is often complex and involves many components. So, you need to find out what the total cost is before making the commitment. Aside from the installation, you need to know what the running costs are going to be.
Connolly Heating and Air Conditioning is a long-running, family-owned business in Contra Costa County. If you are considering installing a new air conditioning system, one of our NATE-certified technicians can install whichever type you choose. We will happily give you a free estimate, as well as all the advice you need to make your decision. Contact us for more information about your air conditioning installation.