6 Factors To Review Before Replacing Your AC (1 of 2)
Selecting an air conditioner unit is one of the largest home improvement investments you will make. And with our heat and humidity, you’ll want your family to have the best, most reliable AC system possible.
Here are a few things to consider with an AC Replacement.
Review Warranties Before Replacing Your AC
Not all AC companies are the same when it comes to warranties. Choosing the right warranty will help to lower your out-of-pocket repair expenses and minimize frustration when your AC stops performing.
Our best advice is to review the warranties available from your AC company and be sure you understand what each means. Limited warranties, extended warranties, manufacturer’s warranty…each one offers specific coverage and can vary by company.
For example, Sunset Air and Home Services offers extended warranties on all manufacturer’s equipment that we install.
PRO TIP: Avoid the urge to “DIY” when it comes to replacing your AC unit/parts. This may void your warranty. Review each one carefully and compare with warranties from other AC companies.
Review Efficiency Factors Before Replacing Your AC
In terms of energy usage, not all AC units are created equal. Your goal should be to buy the most efficient model that fits your budget.
Look for key efficiency factors such as the ENERGY STAR logo. Systems containing the Energy Star logo have been rated by the US government as having top-level efficiency. However, keep in mind this is just one factor of many that measures efficiency.
It is best to contact us to discuss the appropriate AC system for your home when you are considering an AC Replacement.
Also, check the unit’s SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating. A ratio between 15 and 25+ is considered efficient, with a higher number indicating greater efficiency.
South Florida homeowners who are FPL customers may also qualify for an instant rebate with at least a 16 SEER rated AC system.
Review AC Systems Before Replacing Your AC
There are several different types of AC units on the market, each of which has its own pros and cons.
For example, variable speed central ACs are great whole-home solutions, while ductless mini-split systems are ideal for single rooms, like a garage or 2nd story master.
Contact Us Before Replacing Your AC
If you need an AC Replacement, count on us for top notch service. We will keep things neat and tidy with drop cloths to protect your floors, and a thorough cleaning once we remove (and take away) your old AC system.
We will also provide you personalized instruction on how to use your new system, so you fully understand how to care for your investment.
Contact us to get started on your AC Replacement.