It won’t be long before the temperatures in Indiana start to rise and you need to turn on your air conditioner. However, if your AC had trouble keeping your home cool last summer, it may be time to replace it. A new air conditioner is a big purchase, so before you decide, it’s important to do some research and ask some questions. Here are three questions our team at Reve Porter Heating and Air Conditioning recommend asking before purchasing a new air conditioner this year.
1. What Size Do I Need?
One size does not fit all when it comes to air conditioners. A professional will need to determine the correct size of unit based on the size of your home and its ductwork; this will ensure your new unit will run correctly. If you choose an air conditioner that is too small, it will run constantly; if it’s too big, it won’t run as often as you need it to. We always recommend getting a professional opinion before choosing a size for your new air conditioner.
2. What Type of Thermostat Can I Use?
These days, thermostats come in all shapes, sizes, and features. With the invention of smart thermostats, many homeowners are choosing to control their air conditioners directly from their phones. Before purchasing a new air conditioner, make sure it is comparable with the type of thermostat you wish to use. Programmable thermostats are a great option that work with your lifestyle and allow you to control the temperature of your home from anywhere.
3. How Much Will It Cost?
Finally, before shopping for a new air conditioner, you should consider your budget and how much you can afford to spend on a new unit. When looking at costs, factor in the quality of the system. A high quality unit may cost more up front, but it will last longer and save you money on energy bills and repair costs. At Reve Porter, we provide rebate opportunities and financing options to ensure our customers are able to get the air conditioner that is best for their needs.