Keep Your Cool: How To Get The Most Out Of Your New Air Conditioner Installation

If your air conditioner had a hard time keeping you cool this summer, it's time to talk to your HVAC contractor about a new system. The problems you experienced this summer will only get worse with each passing year. Not only that but letting the problems get worse could result in a breakdown that will require emergency replacement, which you want to avoid at all costs since an emergency breakdown means that you'll be without cool air for at least a few days. Here are some tips that will help you plan for your new air conditioning installation.

Wait for the Fall

Now that you know you need a new air conditioner, you need to choose the right time to have it installed. You might be surprised to find out that fall is the best time to schedule your air conditioner replacement. During the summer, your HVAC technician is busy taking care of other AC needs. During the winter, they're busy taking care of heating problems. However, when you schedule the installation during the Fall, you won't find yourself on a long waiting list for service. Not only that but the weather will be cool so you won't be needing your air conditioner right away.

Choose the Right Size

When it comes to choosing the air conditioner for your home, it's crucial that you choose the right size. You might think that choosing a smaller unit will save you money, or that choosing a larger unit will keep you cooler. Unfortunately, both of these notions are incorrect. Choosing an air conditioner that's the wrong size for your home will end up costing you more in the long-run. Talk to your contractor about choosing a system that's the right size for your home.

Look for Some Rebates

If you're looking for ways to save money on your new air conditioner, start looking for rebates. During the fall, many air conditioner manufacturers place rebates on their systems, which means you'll save money on the actual cost of your unit. Not only that but many utility companies also provide rebates and perks for their customers who upgrade to new energy-efficient air conditioners during the off-season.

Protect the New Warranty

Your new air conditioner will come with a warranty. However, if you don't take care of your air conditioner properly, you could be at risk of losing out on the warranty benefits. One way to protect your warranty is to keep up with the maintenance. Ask your HVAC company for a list of maintenance requirements for your new air conditioner. Keeping your air conditioner well-maintained will help keep your warranty intact. Not only that but it will also extend the life of your new air conditioner.