If you’re thinking about installing a new central A/C, the lull between heating and cooling seasons is the perfect time. Having a reputable and experienced HVAC pro do the work in the autumn offers you some significant benefits.
Benefits of Installing a New Central A/C in Fall
- Ease of scheduling – Over the summer, HVAC contractors are fully booked repairing equipment that has broken down or failed due to our climate’s excessive heat and humidity. You’ll have an easier time arranging an installation with your contractor of choice once their schedule opens up in the fall.
- Cost savings – Contractors are also more likely to offer healthy discounts on air conditioners after the summer rush is over because they want to stay busy. After all, installing and maintaining HVAC equipment is their year-round livelihood.
- Greater convenience – Installing new equipment has less impact on your comfort in the fall, because you won’t have to suffer through the summer heat and humidity without cool air. If you let it go and hope that your old equipment can survive another season, you’re risking an A/C installation at the worst possible time if the equipment fails next summer.
Tips for Installing New A/C Equipment
Once you’ve decided on a fall installation, you’ll want to ensure that you get the greatest benefit from the investment. Keep these factors in mind when you’re choosing a contractor:
- Accurate sizing – A knowledgeable contractor performs a detailed load calculation that uses key criteria such as your home’s square footage, insulation level, number of windows and orientation to determine the correct needed equipment capacity.
- Proper installation – Even the most efficient cooling equipment won’t increase comfort and energy savings if it’s not installed correctly. An expert HVAC professional knows that the condition and design of the ductwork system in your home must be considered, as well as equipment compatibility.
- Energy efficiency – Your contractor should give you estimates on the annual operating costs of air conditioners with different seasonal energy efficiency ratios (SEER) so you can weigh upfront versus lifetime costs of all your options.
If you’re considering installing a new central A/C this fall in your South Houston area home and need expert advice, contact us today at Valderrama A/C & Refrigeration.
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