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5 Tips in Buying an A/C Unit
Posted: Jul 19, 2018

You've finally decided you need a home cooling system. Now what?

If you want cool air in your home, you go buy an air conditioner, right? Well, it's not an easy as that. 

When purchasing a big-ticket item like a new air conditioner or central air system, there are a few different things to consider to make sure you are investing in the proper equipment for your needs. Below we have outlined some basics steps we recommend you take along the way to ensure you are satisfied with your purchase at the end of the day. 

1. Prepare yourself

First and foremost - Evaluate your current home comfort situation. Find out what you like and don't like. Make a list of improvements you are looking to make by installing an air conditioner or home comfort system. In this stage of preparation, you are going to want to consider the following:

  • Placement (Ductless or Central Air)
  • Humidity levels
  • Noise tolerance
  • Air Quality

2. Start Researching

Once you’ve established a general idea of what you’re looking for in a system, spend some time gathering information of different products, solutions and brands. You can search online or ask a friend, family member or co-worker for their suggestions. In this stage, you are going to decide what TYPE and ROUTE you’d like to take. For example:

  • Gas, oil or electric
  • Furnace, air conditioner, heat pump, boiler, etc.
  • Ductless vs. Central Air

3. Shop

Now this is when the fun starts, right? But like I said earlier, an air conditioner is a large investment, so you want to make sure you are making the right choice. Find a local dealer of the brand you have selected or prefer and speak with a sales person about what you’re looking for in a system. In this stage you’re going to want to consider budget, warranty and any rebates or trade-in options you could be eligible for.

4. Purchase

Once you have decided on the air conditioner of your dreams (okay, I understand that may be a little over the top), you can prepare to have the system installed in your home. With the local contractor, select a time that works within your schedule. Try not to plan it the same day as your dinner party, but hey – if you like a little pressure to get the job done, who am I to say?

5. Enjoy

At this point, I would hope your installation process went smoothly. Now you can relax and enjoy the new home comfort your system offers you. Kick your feet up on the couch or invite some friends over just to show off the new unit.

Still looking for advice? Contact a Sales Representative here!