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Ready for a New AC? Read This Guide!

checklistWhile September in the North means hayrides and apple picking, it surely doesn’t mean much for us Southerners. Temperatures are hardly dropping, the sun is still shining, and our air conditioners are definitely still blowing!

In an area like this, you deserve to own a great air conditioning system to keep you and your family comfortable all season long. So, if you own a not-so-great system, it might be time for an upgrade. Fortunately, all you’ve got to do is keep reading below — we’ve provided our quick-guide to AC installation in Brandon to help you get started! So, what are you waiting for?

Follow These Steps!

So, you’re in the market for a new AC? Well then, follow these simple steps.

Step One: Replacing Your Old AC

The first step in installing a new air conditioner is knowing when to replace your current system (you may skip this step if you do not already own an AC). There are a number of signs that suggest it’s time for a replacement. Consider replacing your AC if:

  • It’s Old: Although built to last, the average lifespan of an AC is anywhere between 10–15 years. If your system has aged beyond this average life expectancy, it might be time for a replacement.
  • It Requires Frequent Repair: In general, your AC should not require more than a couple of repairs every few years. If you’ve found yourself paying 50% or more the cost of a new AC on repairs, it’s better just to invest in a new system.
  • It’s Costing You More Money: If you’ve noticed that your monthly energy bills are rising, it could just be that your AC is worn out and inefficient. Consider a replacement.

Step Two: Selecting a New System

Just because you’ve owned a central AC in the past, doesn’t mean that you must install that same system again. There are plenty of options that homeowners have when it comes to keeping their homes nice and cool, including:

  • Central Air Conditioners
  • Attic Fans
  • Heat Pumps
  • Ductless Systems
  • Solar HVAC Systems

Step Three: Professional Installation

After you’ve been matched with the system that will best meet your cooling needs, it is time to have the system properly sized and installed. When we say “sized,” we do not mean calculating the amount of space the system will take up (though that is pretty important.) What we are referring to is ensuring that the amount of cooling output the system provides is sufficient for your space.

Professional installation is key to ensuring the long and successful service life of your system, so do not trust the job to anyone except a licensed and trained HVAC professional. Sure, there are going to be plenty of amateurs willing to service your system, but sometimes an attempt to save money can end up costing you much more in the long run. It is always best to consult with a professional before you make any final decisions.

If you are ready to upgrade your air conditioning system, give our team a call! Contact AirSouth Cooling and Heating today. 

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