New AC or Furnace? 5 Things You Need to Know Before the Final Sale
When it comes to shopping for a new heating and cooling system, there are a lot of things to consider before purchasing the final product. What kind of air conditioning unit does your home need? How will your new unit be installed?
Does the air conditioning company you’re going with carrying the brand you’re partial to? Take a look at the following five things you should take into consideration before the final sale.
Purchasing a New Cooling or Heating System
1) Knowing a fair price
Air conditioning systems are not cheap. They’re an investment for your home that will last for many years. However, with so many different makes and models on the market, how do you know you’re paying a fair price for an air conditioning unit?
Similar to purchasing a new car, there are dozens of brands out there, and each varies in price. Also, does the purchase of a cooling or heating system automatically include installation and ductwork?
2) Choosing a contractor for installation
Alongside knowing a fair price for an AC unit or furnace, selecting a quality contractor to install your new cooling or heating system can be a daunting task. The most significant tip we can give you is to do your research.
For the company you’re considering contracting out, check their Google, Facebook, and Yelp reviews. What have their previous clients said about the company’s service? Are all of the reviews legitimate? Also, be aware of your potential contractor prospect has hundreds of 5-star reviews. As with all things in life, if something sounds too good to be true it most likely is.
3) The size of your unit matters
Despite popular belief, the size of your unit plays a prominent role when it comes to cooling and heating your house. However, picking the most efficient size air conditioner is going to depend on a handful of factors.
For instance, where is your home located and which direction is it facing – East or West? What is the overall square footage of your house? Is your home properly insulated? All of these things and more factors should be considered when picking the best size AC unit or furnace for your home. It’s best to ask a professional to give you a free consultation for the most accurate quote. Click here to learn more.
4) 24/7 Emergency Service
Once your AC or heating system is installed, does the contractor offer 24/7 emergency service? We’ve had people contact us in the middle of the night because their new AC unit broke down and they couldn’t get ahold of their contractor.
Especially important if you have young children or older relatives, be sure your contractor offers 24/7 support. If you’ve ever had a heating or cooling system break down in the middle of the night during inclement weather, you’ll never want to experience it again.
5) Ongoing service maintenance
Before the final purchase and installation of a new AC unit or furnace, it’s important to think about what you’ll be doing afterward. Just because your new unit is running efficiently now doesn’t mean it always will.
To keep your new cooling or heating system in tip-top shape, looking into ongoing service maintenance plans. By signing up for a service plan, homeowners will often enjoy significant discounts. Some include a 15% discount on repairs and automatically schedule AC tune-ups.
As a homeowner in Baltimore, you know the importance of having a comfortable home. Inclement weather will often come out of left-field and, if you’re not ready for it, can blindside you quick. Follow these five things to know before the final sale of your heating or cooling service and installation. You’ll keep your home in the best shape and ready for almost anything!
In the market for a new air conditioning system or furnace? Supreme Air happily services Baltimore and the surrounding communities. Contact us today for a free consultation!