WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE BUYING?
Buying a New Air Conditioner?
There are a few main things that homeowners will want to take into consideration when deciding which AC unit or brand is best for them. It really depends what you value the most in a replacement HVAC system. The major factors for most homeowner will be cost, lifespan of the AC unit, warranties offered, energy efficiency (SEER ratings), and size of the unit you need for your home’s square footage (TONS.)
Things to Consider:
Quality of AC Unit: Every central air conditioner has a different value depending on how much you are wanting to pay. Most brands offer a quality tier air conditioner and a cheaper budget friendly option for your HVAC replacement needs. Each brand has a different advantage and you will learn about them below. You may also want to look into the best furnace brands if you are needing to replace both your AC unit and your furnace all at once. At the end of the day, you’ll want to know about each air conditioner brand’s reliability, durability, average cost to install, and SEER (or energy efficiency) rating.
Lifespan of Central Air Conditioners: If you do any research on Consumer Reports, it’s easy to realize that a standard HVAC repair can become very costly. This means you will want to pick an air conditioner that has ratings and reviews that bode well for their life expectancy. The average lifespan of a central air conditioning system is 12 to 15 years if it is properly installed and maintained. Top brands will last longer and have less repair issues overtime.
HVAC Warranties: The best central AC brands on average have a general parts warranty up to 10+ years. The best brands will be able to offer warranties that are hard to find anywhere else.