Ready for a New AC? Read Our Guide!
GRmetro Heating and Cooling is a locally owned and operated HVAC company serving homeowners throughout Grand Rapids, Michigan and the surrounding areas.
So, you’re ready to purchase a new air conditioner, eh? Well then, you’ve come to the right place! With summer well underway, now is the perfect time to make sure that you’ve got an AC equipped to beat the heat! Of course, though, installing a new air conditioner can be a bit of an overwhelming process—it’s pricey, it’s time-consuming, and there are just so many options to choose from! But, that’s why we are here to help.
Below, we have provided you with our quick-guide to AC installation! All you have to do is keep reading to get a head start on your next HVAC purchase. (But remember, if you are truly ready to get started, it is in your best interest to contact an HVAC contractor in Comstock Park.)
Alright, back to it:
Your Guide to Installing a New Air Conditioner
Here’s our guide to installing a new air conditioner! All you’ve got to do is follow these steps:
Step One: Replacing Your Old AC
The first step in installing a new air conditioner is knowing when to replace your current system (you may skip this step if you do not already own an AC). There are a number of signs that suggest it’s time for a replacement. Consider replacing your AC if:
- It’s Old: Although built to last, the average lifespan of an AC is anywhere between 10–15 years. If your system has aged beyond this average life expectancy, it might be time for a replacement.
- It Requires Frequent Repair: In general, your AC should not require more than just a couple of repairs every few years. If you’ve found yourself paying 50% or more the cost of a new AC on repairs, it’s better just to invest in a new system.
- It’s Costing You More Money: If you’ve noticed that your monthly energy bills are rising, it could just be that your AC is worn out and inefficient. Consider a replacement.
Step Two: Selecting a New System
Just because you’ve owned a central AC in the past, doesn’t mean that you must install that same system again. There are plenty of options that homeowners have when it comes to keeping their homes nice and cool, including:
- Central air conditioners
- Dual fuel systems
- Heat pumps
Step Three: Professional Installation
After you’ve been matched with the system that will best meet your cooling needs, it is time to have the system properly sized and installed. When we say “sized,” we do not mean calculating the amount of space the system will take up (though that is important). What we are referring to is ensuring that the amount of cooling output the system provides is sufficient for your space.
Professional installation is key to ensuring the long and successful service life of your system, so do not trust the job to anyone except a licensed and trained HVAC professional. Sure, there are going to be plenty of amateurs willing to service your system, but sometimes an attempt to save money can end up costing you much more in the long run. It is always best to consult with a professional before you make any final decisions.
Schedule your air conditioning services with GRmetro Heating & Cooling today!