It’s getting close to summer again. If you spent last summer just hoping your A/C would hold out or dreading every utility bill, it may be time to consider upgrading your air conditioner. Getting an A/C that works reliably and is energy efficient will make this coming summer much more comfortable and stress-free. Even the process of upgrading your air conditioner can be stress-free with the help of an HVAC installation professional.
A new A/C system is an investment that you want to last for years. Like any investment, you want to go into it with expert knowledge on your side. An HVAC professional has the necessary experience to provide essential advice to help guide you in making a smart purchase.
Another important factor in upgrading your air conditioner is making sure you get the right size. It’s not as simple as just looking at the size of your old unit. Advances in A/C technology mean that a modern unit is much smaller than the equivalent older unit. If you buy a modern unit that is the same size as your older equipment, you will end up with a too-large A/C that will cool off your house too quickly, shut off, then be forced to cycle back on frequently to keep the house at a reasonable temperature. This will result in a higher utility bill. If you go for a smaller size and get it too small, it will be forced to work harder to cool your house — also leading to higher bills.
The best way to get the proper size for your needs is to consult an HVAC professional. He will measure your house and factor in the layout, number of levels, amount of insulation and other considerations to determine the size of A/C that you need.
When working with an HVAC professional, you will get expert installation that carries a warranty against future problems. You can also get a preventive maintenance agreement that will keep your A/C upgrade running for years to come.
For expert HVAC advice in the Asheville area, contact Smoky Mountain Heating & Air.
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