If you are thinking about installing a new air conditioning unit in your home, you might be wondering about the whole process of purchasing and installing your new system. Below is a list of the basic process that you can expect.
Determining If It's the Right Time to Purchase a Unit
If your home doesn't have an air conditioning unit at all, then you're probably already sure that you want to buy one. However, if you have an existing air conditioning unit that is having problems, an HVAC technician can take a look at it to determine if now is the time for a replacement. If the unit is still in pretty good shape but needs a few minor repairs, then keeping it and repairing it might make more sense. If your unit is older or if it's going to cost a lot to repair your unit, however, replacing it is probably the best idea. If you are having trouble making this determination on your own, an experienced HVAC technician should be able to help you.
Determining Which Unit Is Best for Your Home
If you do decide that it's time to buy a new air conditioning unit, then it will obviously be time to start looking for a new unit to purchase. An HVAC technician can help by looking at the square footage and layout of your home, the climate in your area and other factors. Then, they can help you decide which unit will be right for your home and family.
Receiving a Quote
After helping you determine the best type of air conditioning unit to install in your home, the HVAC technician should provide you with a full quote. This should include the cost of the air conditioning unit itself, as well as any necessary accessories or upgrades and the cost of the installation.
Handling the Purchase
Once your HVAC technician helps you decide on the right air conditioning unit for your home, it'll be time for you to make arrangements to pay for your purchase. Many HVAC companies accept various types of credit cards, as well as cash. If you are going to be financing the cost of purchasing and installing your unit, you may be able to work with a financing company that has a business relationship with the HVAC service, or you may need to look for your own financing.
Having Your New Unit Installed
Finally, it will be time to have your new air conditioning unit installed. The HVAC company might schedule an appointment date and time with you for a few days after your initial consultation. Then, the team of professional HVAC technicians should be able to help with properly installing your new HVAC system.
To learn more, contact an air conditioning installation contractor.