3 Factors that Affect the Cost of a New Air Conditioner
Many homeowners are concerned about the price of a new air conditioner and for those that are buying a cooling system for the first time—they are often overwhelmed with all the AC choices and differences in cost. It’s important to know what factors affect the cost of an air conditioner and how to ensure that you get the right system for your home and needs.
One of the biggest factors that determine the cost of a new air conditioner is the efficiency of the system. An AC with a high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating will usually have a higher upfront cost, but that is offset by the savings on monthly energy bills. A certified cooling technician will be able to explain the different SEER options and provide a recommendation for your home.
Air Conditioner Manufacturer
There are a number of different companies that make air conditioning systems and each brand will have a different price point. While it might be tempting to just go with the lowest price, remember that sometimes you get what you pay for. You’ll want to look into the manufacturer warranties that are provided and the reliability of the unit. Researching brands online and reading reviews from other homeowners can give you a sense of what to expect.
Selecting a new air conditioner is only half of the equation—you also have to choose the right company to install the system. An incorrectly installed air conditioner can have inefficiencies, be prone to breakdowns and require more service. Make sure you know the installation guarantees provided by the HVAC company and to research their quality of work before signing a contract.
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