Be Prepared When You Purchase a New Air Condition Unit

There are several reasons why you should consider purchasing an air condition unit for your home. Those reasons include the better resale appeal and better indoor air quality. You will feel better and you will be able to enjoy spending time in your home. The trick is making sure you purchase the unit that will be the best match for your home and your lifestyle.

The most important thing to keep in mind when you decide to look for an air condition unit will be the need to take your time and to ask lots of questions. The people who sell the units will always know more than you do, you need to take advantage of their knowledge. That doesn’t mean you should blindly follow their advice. Ask for second opinions and do some research on your own. You want to know about warranties, maintenance, included features, reliability, and the projected life span of the unit before you make a final decision. The more you know, the happier you’re going to be with the unit you purchase.

When you start to shop for a brand new air condition unit you want to take the time and get the exact dimensions of your home. Knowing the square footage is important, but it’s not the only factor that influences the ability of an air conditioner unit to rotate cool, clean air through your home. If you have high cathedral ceilings, you’ll need to take note of just how tall they are (especially if you’re getting a HVAC unit, heat rises so cathedral ceilings could mean you’ll need a more powerful unit to keep the entire home warm)

There are four different types of air condition units. Some will be more suitable for certain lifestyles, home designs, and climates than others. You’ll want to carefully weigh the pros and cons of each option before making a final decision. The 4 types are:

1. window units

2. portable units

3. HVAC systems

4. Through the wall units

It’s extremely important to find out exactly what Energy Efficiency Ratio the air condition unit you’re looking at has. This determines how much it’s going to cost you to run the unit. In the long run, you will usually be better off paying more for the purchase of a unit with a higher EER. The lower utility bills will more than make up for the difference in price. Remember there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to use the unit for 10 to 15 years.

The final thing you’ll want to know before settling on the unit has less to do with the unit itself, and more to do with the supplier you purchase it from. You need to find out if they handle the installation, and if installing the unit, something that can be difficult, is included in the purchase price.


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