We totally get it: installing a new air conditioner can certainly seem like an overwhelming to-do. How do you know it’s time for a new AC? How do you what type of system to purchase? What is the meaning of life? (Sorry, got distracted there for a second!)
Because we know how overwhelming installing a new air conditioner can be, we wanted to help you out! Below, we have provided a sort-of quick guide to air conditioning installation. All you have to do is take a deep breath, keep reading, and contact us to learn more!
Your Not-So-Comprehensive Guide to AC Installation
Installing a new AC doesn’t have to be so tricky! Just follow these steps!
One: Figure out if it’s time to replace your current AC
The first step in installing a new air conditioner is to first figure out if it’s time to replace your current system. Fortunately, there are quite a few signs that suggest it’s time for AC replacement:
- Age: The average lifespan of an air conditioner is anywhere between 10 and 15 years. It’s simple: an older, outdated air conditioner is simply not going to be as efficient or as effective as a newer model.
- Frequent repairs: If your AC requires more than just one or two repairs every few years, it might be in your best interest to consider a replacement.
- Low output: The primary role of your AC is to keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. So, if your system can no longer keep up with your comfort needs, why hang on to it?
- Higher bills: If you notice that you are paying more and more to keep cool, it’s likely time to replace your air conditioner.
Two: Narrow down your options
Once it has been determined that it’s time to replace your air conditioner, the next thing you’ve got to do is select a new system! There are plenty of air conditioning systems on the market today:
Be sure to consult with a professional, who can match you with the system that is going to best meet your unique comfort needs.
Three: Have your new AC properly sized and professionally installed
Once you’ve selected the right air conditioning system for your home, it’s time to have it properly sized and installed. Only a professional AC technician will be able to ensure that your new AC is the right size for your home.
Professional installation ensures maximum comfort and efficiency, so you definitely don’t want to skip out on these services! And remember, once your new system has been installed, it is important that you schedule annual maintenance services to keep it running efficiently and effectively for years to come!