Even though it’s still freezing outside, it’s never too early to start thinking about installing an air conditioner to keep you cool next spring and summer. In fact, the earlier you schedule air conditioning installation in Oklahoma City, OK, the better! Purchasing and installing an AC system before the spring rush will guarantee you get the unit you want, and that your unit will be up and running before you start sweating in your own home. Here are a few things you should think about before you head out and purchase a new air conditioner:
- Unit size: As you already know, AC units come in all different sizes. Larger homes obviously need larger units to ensure the whole house is kept cool and comfortable. Before you go out and buy the biggest unit on the market, consider the fact that, if your unit is too large, it’ll be a huge waste of energy. Units that are too large for your home will constantly be cycling on and off, running up your electric bill. Larger units are also more expensive up front and can cost more to repair if they break down. If you call us, our professionals can run tests to figure out what size unit is right for your home.
- Energy efficiency: It seems like the term “energy efficient” is thrown around a lot these days. There are a ton of products that claim to be energy efficient or eco-friendly, but what does that really mean? Luckily, the United States government took the guesswork out of it and decided what it means for an AC unit to be energy efficient. The U.S. Department of Energy assigns each AC unit a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating. All units must meet a rating of 13 to be sold in the U.S. Units with SEER ratings from 14-21 are considered energy efficient.
- Unit price: For many of us, our final decision about making a purchase comes down to the cost of unit A compared to unit B. If unit A is cheaper and more energy efficient, you should obviously pick unit A. However, more often than not, the less energy efficient unit is going to be cheaper. It’s up to you to decide if you want to save money up front, or spend a little more now and save money each month on your electric bill.
- Professional or DIY installation: Buying a brand new AC won’t cool your house if you don’t know how to properly install it. While professional installation will cost you a little bit more, isn’t it worth having the peace of mind that comes with knowing that it’ll work as soon as you turn it on? Call us before the springtime to schedule an appointment for air conditioning installation in Oklahoma City, OK.
Dailey Heating & Air Conditioning carries all of the top brands of air conditioners at some of the lowest prices you’ll find in town. We also offer air conditioning installation in Oklahoma City, OK for all of our customers. Call or visit us today!
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