With the official end of summer just a little over a month away, we hope that your air conditioner served you very well. But, what if yours was on its last leg? Or has already broken down? Whether this is because it wasn’t maintained at the beginning of the year or it’s simply an aging system ready for retirement one thing is for sure—if you need a new air conditioner you want a trusted Hilton Head HVAC company for the job.
Why is it so important to turn to a professional for this type of work? And what contractor should you choose for such a job?
First off, you want to make sure that the cooling system you’re having installed is appropriately sized and matched for the specific needs of your living space. After all, too large of an AC can be just as detrimental, if not more so, than too small of a system. As you’d imagine, a system that’s too small can’t adequately cool that space.
Too large of a system, though, will go through a process called short-cycling. This is when it turns off and on in short and rapid cycles, causing the AC system to work harder than it should have to in order to do its job, and thus performing inefficiently.
Look for Experience
Sure, you may not see a problem with calling a general handyman whose number you got from a neighbor, so long as they have a little bit of experience with mechanical devices. But this could very well end up being far more trouble than its worth. After all, complex HVAC equipment is difficult to install and replace for even the most skilled “handypeople,” and you may find yourself calling a professional anyway to fix whatever mistakes they’ll likely make.
In addition, you have your own safety to think about. This isn’t especially pertinent to think about for air conditioners, however when the time comes for you to get a new heater we want you to keep this in mind. Handling gas lines is something that should absolutely only be left to pros with the right training and licensing to get the job done.
Consider Energy Savings
The type of cooling system you choose for your home plays a large role in your family’s comfort and health. However, we understand you don’t want to pay an arm and a leg each month for that comfort.
So when you hire a professional installer, we’ll help you choose the system that is exactly right for your needs, as there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution for air conditioning. This also means that when choosing an air conditioner installer, you’ll want a company with comprehensive products. If all they offer is central air conditioners, that may not benefit you as much if your home is a good match for a ductless system, hypothetically speaking. Finding the right installer, and the right air conditioner, will ultimately help you save a bit of money off your energy costs from month to month.