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Air Conditioner Replacement Tips

If you haven’t started using your air conditioner unit yet, you probably will soon. The warm weather is slowly creeping in and you are going to want to be as comfortable as possible when it gets here. Depending on how long you have had your current air conditioner unit, you may want to think about getting a new one. The average lifespan of an air conditioner unit is 10-15 years. New air conditioner units are more efficient, easier on your utility bills, and make for a more comfortable home. Here are some things you should consider when replacing your air conditioner unit.

Don’t do only half the job

When replacing your air conditioner unit, you are going to make sure you go all in. Not saying to go crazy and get things that are unnecessary, but you want to make sure you are getting the best unit for your home. If you plan to keep repairing one aspect of your unit, over time, you would have saved more money by just replacing it with everything else. Replacing everything at once will reduce the need for repairs, make your unit last longer, and save you money.

Bigger is not always better

The biggest air conditioner unit is not always the best option for your home. You want to find a unit that is just big enough to cool the size of your home, so that it is running as efficient as possible. A unit that is too large will still cool your home, but it will be wasting energy and raising your bill. You don’t want to be paying for something that you don’t need. Make sure you get the size your home needs, nothing more, nothing less.

Low bid is not always the best option

You may think that the company that gives you the lowest bid to replace your air conditioner unit is giving you the best deal. That is not always the case. A company offering the lowest bid may have not inspected thoroughly enough to address the full problem with your unit. They could also be offering you a cheaper unit, which could result in more repair costs and a shorter unit life. You also don’t want to go for the highest bid because they could be trying to offer you unnecessary features your home doesn’t need. Try to find the sweet spot and make sure you know what your home needs so that you can get the best deal.