Does the thought of replacing your air conditioner or installing a brand new one cause you stress? Do you feel unprepared for the process? Here at ACI Northwest, we believe that knowing more about the process will help you get through the installation with as little stress as possible. Check out our list of 4 things we think homeowners should know before diving into the installation.
No Ducts? No Problem!
If you don’t have any ducts in your home, you don’t have to settle for a noisy, inefficient window unit. Ask your local AC technician about going ductless. Ductless air conditioners can cool a single room or an entire house. With a single outdoor unit and one or more indoor air handlers (which mount on the walls), you can expect efficient cooling without making major renovations.
Today’s Air Conditioners Are Built Differently
You may run your older air conditioner sparingly for fear that your energy bills will skyrocket. But today’s air conditioners are manufactured according to higher efficiency standards. This means you can run your unit at the desired temperature without bills becoming so out of control, especially if you use optional efficiency features like a smart thermostat or variable speed settings.
Sizing Is So Important to Installation
Sizing an air conditioner involves taking a lot of factors into account, including the size of the home, the number of people inside, shading around the house, insulation, and more. If the AC is too big or too small, it will use a lot of energy and is likely to fail prematurely.
Get on a Maintenance Program Right Away to Save through the Years
Don’t wait for the first problems to arise before scheduling AC services. Get on a maintenance program during the installation to see your bills stay low through the years. One visit from a technician a year can help the equipment to run smoothly, reducing repairs and extending its lifespan. In fact, some warranties are void without the proper amount of maintenance.
Call the expert AC installers at ACI Northwest to learn more and for quality service in Coeur d’Alene.