Summer is approaching and with it comes prime air conditioning weather. If your A/C wasn’t doing its job last year, you may be thinking about replacing it this year. The best way to minimize cost and hassle when you upgrade your A/C is to hire a professional HVAC contractor to do the job.
When working with an HVAC contractor, you get the benefit of their experience and expertise in choosing the best A/C system for your home. One area where this is important is in sizing the unit you buy. Modern air conditioners are more energy efficient than their counterparts from a decade or two ago, and as a result smaller units can usually do the job that larger units were required for in the past.
Correctly sizing an A/C system isn’t just about square footage. When an HVAC contractor determines the size of air conditioner that you need, he will consider how many levels in your house, the layout, number of windows, amount of insulation and other factors that will affect the cooling needs of your home. He can also help you determine how high an efficiency rating will give you the best return on your investment based on your house’s needs and our climate in the San Joaquin Valley.
After determining the correct size of your new A/C unit, a contractor will ensure that it’s installed properly. Improper installation can lead to inefficient performance at the least and fire hazards at the worst. Having professional installation of your new A/C system not only gives you peace of mind that it has been done correctly, but it also gives you a warranty to protect you if something goes wrong.
Once you upgrade your A/C system, keeping it working in top condition is important to make sure you maximize your investment. Your HVAC contractor can provide a yearly maintenance plan that includes inspection and cleaning of your unit. This will help maintain the efficiency of your new A/C system.
For expert advice when you upgrade your A/C and for all other HVAC matters in the Fresno area, contact Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning today.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about upgrading your A/C and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.