Smart Precautions To Take When Shopping For An AC Unit From An HVAC Dealer

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Smart Precautions To Take When Shopping For An AC Unit From An HVAC Dealer

Smart Precautions To Take When Shopping For An AC Unit From An HVAC Dealer

26 May 2020
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If your current AC unit is no good and keeps having to be repaired, you'll need to shop for a replacement from an HVAC dealer. This process can go a lot more smoothly if you take these precautions. 

Understand What Size to Get

Sizing is everything when it comes to new AC units. Larger sizes can fill a large home with cool air, while smaller sizes are designed for smaller spaces. You need to find the optimal size so that you have no cooling issues or expensive cooling costs.

The easiest way to find a good unit size is to see exactly what size your home's interior is. If you don't already know the square footage totals, then calculate them yourself. Only then will you know what AC unit size is compatible with the interior space of your home. 

Compare Rates From Different Dealers

There are a lot of HVAC dealers that offer new AC units for residential properties, but their rates will vary. Knowing this, you'll want to compare prices so that you don't end up overspending on this important investment.

Before getting rates from different dealers, you need to know exactly what type and size of AC unit you need. Then, with this information, dealers can give you quotes that you can compare. Just be wary of rates that seem too good to be true. You don't want to cheapen out on this purchase and then end up with a subpar unit.

Always Get a Warranty

No matter what AC unit you end up getting, it's very smart on your part to get a warranty from the dealer you purchase from. If the dealer is legitimate, they should offer them for an additional charge.

Even if you have to pay hundreds more for an extended warranty, you will have greater peace of mind should something happen to your AC unit shortly after purchasing it. Whatever issues you have, you can have a repair contractor come out free of charge and address the issue. Even if you need an entirely new unit because of a major defect, you won't have to cover these costs.

There are a lot of important home appliances, but one of the most important is the AC unit. Any time you plan on purchasing a new one from a dealer, be patient and find out exactly what you need. You can then avoid buyer's remorse. 

For further tips, reach out to a local HVAC dealer.

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I used to routinely get calls from HVAC contractors in my area offering annual maintenance contracts. As soon they would identify themselves, I would quickly say no thank you and hang up. After all, my heating and cooling system was working fine. Why would I spend money on services I clearly didn't need? Boy was I wrong! A few years ago, my AC unit suddenly stopped working. I called my HVAC contractor to have it repaired and assumed that my warranty would pick up the bill. That was until I learned my warranty was voided due to a lack of maintenance. Out of nowhere, my decision to ignore those maintenance calls was about to cost me more than a $1,000. I know there are others out there like me. It is my hope that this site will provide them with the knowledge they need to avoid the mistakes I made.