You might be snuggling up in the cold winter weather, but a few weeks from now Mr. Sun would be shining brightly and you would want to feel as comfortable and as cool as possible. It is important to be prepared for those days before they come.
Now is the best time to do your air conditioner shopping if you do not have one yet. Legacy Heating & Air and other experts recommend reading these suggestions before going around and placing orders:
Know your needs
This includes the horsepower and the features you would want your air conditioner to have. Moreover, be aware on where you would install your air conditioner. The size of the room you want to be cooled would dictate the kind of air conditioner you need to install.
Type and model
There are three common types of air conditioner models — window type, portable, and split ductless. Window type ACs is the most common and affordable. This type is not suitable for huge areas, however, as it won’t be powerful enough to cool the area properly. Portable ones are great for homes that are restricted from installing window type air conditioners. Split ductless types are ideal if you want to add air conditioning to a number of rooms without having to break down walls. These are great and less costly alternatives to centralized ones.
Aside from portable ones, almost all types of air conditioning units require professional help. Some window type ACs can be installed by yourself, but split duct types and centralized ones need a professional touch. Therefore, do not forget to include the labor cost as well as the installation time and adjustments you would need to have in buying your new air conditioner.
Keep these things in mind and your AC shopping would surely be smooth and stress-free.