Buying a new AC or heat system is a big decision. If your current system is at least still operating – even if it isn’t working as well as you would like – it is tempting to just keep using it to save the money that it would cost to start all over. That’s a game you can only play for so long, however, and at some point, you will need to buy a new system that can heat or cool your home efficiently.
With this post, we’d like to walk through some of the things to consider as you get ready to make this move. One of the best things you can do for this project is to work with a trusted team like Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric. Thanks to decades in business and an honest reputation with our customers, we are the right choice for this work in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Give us a call today to learn more.
Knowing When the Time is Right
Before figuring out what new AC or heat system you are going to buy, and who is going to install it, you need to confirm that now is the right time to make such a purchase. It can be hard to know when the time is just right unless your system has broken down completely and there is no other option beyond replacement. To help you decide, we’d like to present the points below –
- Consider efficiency. Aging HVAC systems are going to gradually lose their efficiency, meaning they won’t perform as well as they once did, and they will be more expensive to run. At some point, that lagging efficiency means you’ll pay quite a bit more for energy each month, and the cost of buying a new system will look pretty attractive by comparison.
- Mounting repairs. Another important factor is how much money you are spending on ongoing repairs to keep the current system operational. If repairs are a regular occurrence, it’s probably time to think about starting over.
- Time is undefeated. All systems will fail eventually, so simply looking at how old your current system is will tell you a lot about whether it’s time to start over. If you are past the 10-year mark, you don’t need to automatically turn to replacement – but it should indicate the possibility. With a younger system, on the other hand, repairs may make more sense.
Finding the Right Size System
If you decide to have a new system installed, finding the right size of equipment for your needs is a key step. Don’t make the mistake of just assuming you need exactly the same size equipment as what is being replaced – as time passes, HVAC gear gets more efficient, and a smaller unit can serve a larger area. Work with the pros at Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric to pick out the perfect piece of equipment for the building you need to heat or cool.
It’s a good idea to schedule your new equipment installation strategically, if at all possible. The periods during the year with extreme weather conditions – like the middle of the summer – tend to be very busy for HVAC companies, and it can be harder to get on the schedule. By contrast, the “shoulder” seasons are far less busy, and are much easier to schedule this big job. Look at spring or fall as great options for installing a new AC or heat system, unless yours is broken down and you have no choice but to do it right away.
Working with the Right Partner
Without a doubt, choosing the right HVAC company to work with on this project can make all the difference. There are plenty of contractors in and around Dallas that are willing to take on this job, but not all of them can meet your expectations. Take your time to ask questions of various contractors in this area before making your choice.
Having a new AC or heat system installed in your Dallas-Fort Worth area home is a big decision, but it will be far less intimidating when you have the team here at Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric to help you through the process. We’ll help you understand how to pick out the right equipment for your budget and needs, and we’ll complete a professional installation to make sure everything is working nicely right from the start. We look forward to serving you!