New AC Units
Having to get a new AC unit is not ideal, but it can save you money in future repairs and ensure that your family home stays comfortable during Georgia’s changing seasons. Here at Billy Butler Heating and Air, we’ll always provide you with a variety of solutions to your AC problems. We won’t recommend a new AC unit unless we believe it is absolutely necessary so that you can trust our recommendations. Call us today to have an expert come inspect your AC system!
What to look for:
Size and Location of House: A crucial factor to consider before buying a new AC unit is the size and location of your home. If your home has a big square footage or tall/wide rooms, there is more air to move which will require more energy. It will be important to buy a stronger AC unit if your home is large, and avoid wasting money on a larger system if you have a small house. The location of your home is also important. Homes in the south will generally require more energy output from AC units in the summer than homes in the north would. This idea can be reversed for the winter months. You should also be aware of how you use your home. There are some instances where buying a window unit or portable ac unit would be a better investment if you use certain rooms predominately. Before accepting a “good deal” on an AC unit, make sure you have accounted for every contributing factor.
Picking the right brand: Brands for AC units range from low cost to premium high cost and vary in durability. Lower end brands last around 10 years while higher end brands can last up to 20. It is also pertinent to check the SEER standard of an AC unit you are considering. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating, and represents the ratio between Btu’s of cooling produced from electricity used. Efficiency is an important factor to consider and can actually be worth a higher price upfront if your power bill is consistently lower over a long period of time.
Warranties: If you fail to have your unit inspected you may inadvertently void your warranty. There are ways to avoid this problem, such as having a set schedule for an inspector to come.
Contact the experts at Billy Butler when you need a new AC unit! We’ll help you navigate through all of your options so that you can feel comfortable with your purchasing decision.