Purchasing a new air conditioner is not something to take lightly. In fact, it will be one of the most important investments you make in your home. It’s critical to your comfort and can have a profound impact on how much you pay each month for utilities. This is why it’s vitally important to find out as much as possible before you make that purchase.
Questions To Ask Before Your Purchase
The following are important questions to ask an installer who is giving you a quote on a new air conditioner:
What SEER Rating Do I Need?
The SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) is a rating developed by the U.S. government and equipment manufacturers for energy consumption. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient an air conditioner unit will be. However, higher SEER ratings also translate into higher unit prices. An experienced installer will be able to tell you the SEER rating that will make the most financial sense. Paying for the higher SEER rating may not always be the best choice.
Will You Conduct A Load Calculation?
The majority of air conditioners that are installed are not sized properly. Why? The installer didn’t conduct a load calculation. By measuring rooms, doors, and windows, as well as evaluating insulation in walls, ceilings, and floors, an installer can much more effectively determine the right system for your home.
What Rebates Are Available?
Your utility provider, as well as many air conditioner manufacturers, offer rebates throughout the year. Ask your installer what offers are currently available. This can save you hundreds of dollars!
Are You Insured And Bonded?
You definitely don’t want to take chances with an installer who is less than reputable. Take the time to ensure whomever you work with has the proper safeguards in place. A good Better Business Bureau rating and online review are important too!
Does My Ductwork Need To Be Sealed?
You can purchase the most advanced, highest SEER rating air conditioner available. However, if your system ductwork is leaking, you will not see cost-savings, and you’ll shorten the lifespan of your unit significantly. A high-quality installer will ensure air leaks are completely sealed as part of the installation.
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Contact Simply the Best today. We’re your go-to source for air conditioning installation in Phoenix and throughout the Valley.