What to Know Before You Buy A New Air Conditioner

Jul 30, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Having a new A/C system installed is a huge investment for any homeowner. Yet despite this, too frequently uninformed consumers wind up with the wrong type of system for their specific needs. 

Because of this, we at Mason Heating & Air take special care in helping our customers through the intricate process of analyzing various A/C models before choosing the model that’s the best option for their budget and needs. To help you start this process, we present the following list of some crucial things you should consider before buying a new A/C system.

What to Know:


For beginners, we need to emphasize that you don’t have to wait for your current A/C to quit working, or break down before you begin to think about getting a new system. If you have an air conditioner that is more than a decade old, it might be too loud, dirty, or inefficient. Before it breaks down, it is always smart to start planning now, before it gets too close to the end of its life. As such, you could reap some substantial benefits when it comes to you and your family’s comfort by thinking ahead. Not only that, but you could save a lot of money on your energy costs by upgrading to a new model.


A prevalent mistake many property owners make is in thinking that a bigger A/C system will cool off their home or business better than a smaller one. Although it might seem counterintuitive, it doesn’t change the fact that this is just not correct. An oversized air conditioner can cause a variety of problems, like uneven cooling, excess humidity, annoying noises. Also, they can be more expensive to run because energy bills increase as they will be cycling off and on more often.


All too frequently, we encounter property owners getting ready to replace their air conditioning systems when their A/C isn’t the problem! As such, we suggest that before spending that hard-earned money on a new A/C, you make sure doing so will fix the issue. This is why giving us a call and setting up a home performance evaluation is such a wise move. We are happy to send a technician to your place to check your A/C and also inspect your ductwork and insulation while we’re there to accurately identify the root of the problem. Besides that, having airtight ductwork and high-quality insulation is crucial for getting the most from any kind of A/C, old or new. It’ll save you money either way.


If one of your goals is to save money on energy bills, be sure to look into the many perks of a zoned air conditioning system. This type of system enables you to control the temperature in different rooms or different levels of your home or business individually to ensure maximum comfort with minimal wasted energy.


This is probably the most important tip of all. Even if you pay for the best and newest air conditioning system money can buy, it won’t provide the best performance if it’s not installed properly. At Mason Heating & Air, we have NATE-Certified technicians who are well-experienced in the precise installation of all varieties of air conditioners for optimal efficiency and comfort. Our HVAC techs are also excellent when it comes to A/C repair, with around-the-clock service.


Ultimately, make sure you understand that buying a new air conditioner doesn’t mean you don’t have to keep up on regular maintenance responsibilities. In fact, certain A/C manufacturers require you do this every season to keep warranties valid. Although a new A/C will lead to fewer, if any, repair calls, you would be wise to invest in routine maintenance to keep your system operating at its best, keeping it in great shape, while guaranteeing it lasts for years to come.

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