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4 Common AC Buying Mistakes

Posted: June 20, 2022 by Hey Neighbor

When the time has come to invest in a major home appliance in Canton Ohio - like an air conditioner - it's wise to be well informed. The good news is the internet makes it easy to gather a great deal of information in a short amount of time. The bad news is with so many brands and models of air conditioners available, the entire process can quickly become overwhelming.

Our friendly, professional Comfort Consultant at Hey Neighbor Heating & Cooling here in Canton Ohio are always happy to help you sort through the options and help you make an intelligent investment. In the meantime, while you're doing your research, here are some top purchasing mistakes to avoid.

Thinking a bigger unit means better cooling

It's easy to want maximum cooling power, especially during the sticky summer months here in Canton Ohio. However, bigger doesn't always mean better in the case of air conditioning systems.

Air conditioner loads should be calculated carefully with manual J to select the correctly-sized air conditioner for your home. Our trained experts utilize thorough calculations and consider the design and age of your home to recommend the best AC for your situation. Making the right decision gives you the highest comfort level with the most efficient energy use, resulting in ideal operating costs over the life of your system.

Choosing the least expensive unit

Air conditioner manufacturers produce a wide range of designs, from simple cooling to state-of-the-art smart home technology. Accordingly, the price varies widely, reflecting the vast differences in makes and models. While cost certainly needs to play a role in your air conditioning selection, ensure that it doesn't dominate your decision. You want to be sure your unit is right for your home and provides the features and power needed.

In addition, you should also consider the overall operating costs, not just the initial purchase price. Many higher-priced units run more efficiently, saving you money each month on your energy bills.

Selecting the cheapest HVAC contractor

We all want to get the most for our money. It's a given. However, you shouldn't cut corners when it comes to a major expense like an air conditioner. Be sure you select experienced professionals who are bonded, licensed by the State of Ohio, protected by workers' compensation, and insured, like our team at Hey Neighbor Heating & Cooling. Going with the lowest bidder may lead to additional expenses down the road.

Replacing only part of your air conditioning system

It's always a dilemma to determine whether repair or replacement is the best option when your air conditioner breaks. However, once you decide that it's time for a new system, it's essential to replace the indoor and outdoor components at the same time. Replacing only one will adversely affect the entire system's efficiency and may cause other problems later on.

Likewise, you may want to consider replacing your entire HVAC system all at once if your system is old or experiencing frequent problems. Selecting an overall HVAC system that fits your home will ensure year-round comfort.

Rely on us for all your AC needs

When it's time to invest in a new air conditioning system, turn to Hey Neighbor Heating & Cooling in Northeast Ohio for the best service. Our team is standing by to provide information to help you make a great decision and answer any questions you may have. Call 330-262-4100 or request service online today!

 


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