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What to Consider When Buying a New AC

Your air conditioning unit plays a crucial role in your home’s indoor environment. After all, it helps you and your family stay cool and comfortable during the hottest days of the year. So if yours is nearing the end of its service life, it’s time to replace it. But before anything else, you first have to cover all bases. Cooling and heating services company Burch Oil highlights some of the important considerations when buying a new AC. 

 Buying a New AC

Hire a Professional Contractor

The performance and efficiency of your new air conditioner will depend on the quality of its installation. largely depends on its installation. Thus, it is in your best interest to hire a reputable HVAC contractor for the job. While you can get a recommendation from a friend or family member, you can also research online for local HVAC companies operating near you. To ensure you end up with the right contractor, make sure to choose two or three different contractors and have each one offers a detailed quote. If they are responsible for providing the unit, check the make and model to ensure it’s the right one for your home. 

Choose the Right AC Size

Whether you’re in the market for new cooling or heating equipment, considering the unit’s size is imperative. If a unit is the wrong size for the square footage of your home, several issues may occur. A smaller unit will be unable to properly cool your home, while a bigger unit will cycle on and off frequently, wasting energy and driving up your energy bills. Expect your contractor to perform a load calculation to determine the appropriate AC size for your home.

Prepare a Maintenance Plan

After installing your new unit, don’t let your HVAC contractor leave you right away. Instead, be sure to consult them about a maintenance plan. They may recommend you invest in annual tune-ups to ensure your new air conditioning unit runs at optimum efficiency. Doing so also helps keep your warranty valid. Find out which maintenance program is ideal for your needs. This way, you make the most out of your investment and protect your brand-new cooling unit. 

Burch Oil continues to provide top-notch AC services to homeowners in Southern Maryland. When you work with us, our team of professional consultants and certified HVAC technicians will be with you every step of the way in making sure your cooling needs are met. Choose among high-efficiency AC equipment, take advantage of expert annual tune-ups, and know that service is just a call away. Call us today at (301) 373-2131, or fill out our online contact form to set an appointment.

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