Replacing an air conditioner is a big decision. New air conditioning units can be rather expensive, especially if this new unit will cool a large home. So, this isn’t a decision you want to take lightly – but it’s also one that you can’t spend too much time on, since hot weather is always right around the corner in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
This article will provide you with five key things to ask as you get ready to decide if you are replacing an air conditioner or not. For help, contact the team at Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric, who will be happy to assist. We have the experience and knowledge necessary to provide honest, accurate answers to all of your questions, so you can make an informed choice with confidence.
#1 – How Old Is My Air Conditioner?
If you don’t know how old your AC is, find the answer to this question with the experts at Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric. We can look at the unit and determine roughly when it would have been installed by spotting some key clues. If that installation is over ten years in the past, it might be time to replace the aging unit with a new one.
#2 – Do I Need a Different Size Unit?
Before installing a new air conditioner, make sure you don’t need to switch to a different size unit for your home. It’s possible the one you have in place now is too large or too small for the needs of your home – and both of those can cause problems. Talk to Walker Air about what size AC unit is just right for the demands of your house.
#3 – How Long Will It Take?
On the practical front, you need to think about how long it will take to have an air conditioner installed based on the availability of the equipment and the schedule of your HVAC contractor. If it is going to take too long to have this new unit installed with summer fast approaching, look around for another contractor who will get the job done sooner. Of course, you should always check in with Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric for this kind of project, as we do our best to provide prompt turnaround times for our customers.
#4 – What’s the Cost?
Everyone has a budget, so you need to make sure the cost of this project falls within your limits. If the cost of a new air conditioner is too lofty, look into financing options, so you can have the work done and spread the cost out over time. Or, you could simply delay the project for a bit, knowing how much you’ll need to save up in order to afford the new AC. Also, if your first quote feels too high for what your house requires, ask around for other bids or ask about alternative equipment brands that may be more affordable.
#5 – Are You Licensed to Do the Work?
No one should work on the HVAC system in your home without being fully licensed to do so. With that in mind, always ask about things like licensing and insurance early in the process, to weed out any contractors who aren’t truly qualified. This will never be a problem when you turn to Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric for replacing an air conditioner, as we keep up to date on all of our licensing and insurance requirements and take pride in running a professional operation that has served Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex customers for decades.
Replacing an Air Conditioner? Let’s Get Started!
If you think a new air conditioner may be in your future, the best thing to do is reach out to Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric right away to get more information. By accumulating knowledge and clearing up any questions you have about a new AC unit, you can feel comfortable making a buying decision. We appreciate your time and hope to serve you soon.