Now. Yes, it’s the end of February, but it’s never too early to think about replacing your AC system. Even though this past winter has been one of the coldest in history, you don’t want your air conditioner taking its last icy breath in the middle of summer leaving you to make an impulse decision. But what do you have to do to get the right AC replacement for your home?
First things first, look at your old air conditioner and find out what type you currently have. You should also decide what capacity AC unit you will need to keep your home cool during the hot months of summer. Hiring an HVAC specialist would also be a wise decision, because they can recommend the best system for the space, both in terms of size and cooling capacity.
With their advice, you will be able to select a unit that suits both your home and your budget. Many people end up leaning towards buying cheaper AC units even if they have the money for a better system. Though an expensive air conditioner may seem like a big investment, it can save you a lot of money over the long-term. The pricy units tend to be more efficient, quieter, and come with better and longer warranties. Meanwhile, their cheaper brethren typically will sound like someone stuck an angry komodo dragon in the unit, and it will also make your electric bill something to really dread at the end of the month. The top tier models also have some pretty nifty features, like control over humidity levels and enhanced air quality.
So, right now is the perfect time to think about replacing your AC unit. If you put aside the time now, you can make an educated decision about what kind of unit you want, what works best for your home and your budget, and you will also be able to consult a specialist. Here’s to a warmer winter and a cooler summer!