Expert Tips to Consider for Your Next Air Conditioning Installation
Purchasing a new air conditioner is quite the investment. However, most homeowners would agree it is well worth it, especially because a new air conditioner provides you with greater comfort, better energy savings, and upgrades that your older unit cannot offer.
While an upgrade can save you money year-round, it is important that the air conditioning installation is done correctly. If improperly installed, you cannot reap the benefits of your upgrade, and you may end up paying more in the long run.
Checklist for Your Upcoming Air Conditioning Installation
You are ready for your AC upgrade, and before you schedule an appointment or even pick out a unit, here are a few things to know:
- Make Sure You Work with a Professional: You want a licensed, bonded, insured, NATE-certified team that is also Energy Star certified to install your new air conditioner. This is because when you work with companies that have these certifications, it means that they have ensured their installers undergo thorough training, continuing education, and are ready to install an Energy Star model correctly.
- Understand Efficiency Ratings: Yes, newer models are more energy efficient, but some more than others. You want a professional who can help you understand these differences and what they mean in terms of savings for you. Two numbers you must know are the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and the Energy Star label. Ideally, your SEER should be a minimum of 14, but higher efficiency models boast up to 20. Also, having an Energy Star label means that the EPA approves it for efficiency.
- Make Sure Your Home is Measured Correctly: One reason homeowners should never choose a unit themselves is the measurement. If you have an undersized unit, regardless of the SEER, it will consume more energy to try and cool your home. Likewise, an oversized unit means you will have overpaid for something too big for your square footage.
- Call for an Installer who can Also Maintain Your New Air Conditioner: One of the most important things to remember is that a brand-new high-efficiency air conditioner will only deliver on its promise when you maintain it every year. Use an installer who also offers regular AC maintenance. This will also preserve the warranty that comes with your new AC unit.
Ready for a New Air Conditioner Installation? Contact Feltons’ Heating and Cooling to Get Started
At Feltons’ Heating and Cooling, we have installed all major makes and models of air conditioning units for residents of Longview, Kelso, Castle Rock to Scappoose, St. Helens, Columbia City. If you are ready for a new air conditioner, contact our team for a consultation. Then, our NATE-certified technicians will come to your home and perform a custom installation.
We can also help you maintain your unit with annual maintenance – and there is no need to worry about being sucked into long-term contracts!
Call Feltons’ Heating and Cooling today at 360-577-5871 to book a consult for your new air conditioner installation or fill out our online form.