An air conditioner that’s more than 10 years old may not be able to keep up with the hot summer days, and if you’re tired of sweating in your own home, it might be time to buy a new one. If you’re looking for ways to save on your air conditioner purchase, there are some simple things you can do to save money without sacrificing quality. Here are five ways you can save on your next air conditioner purchase.
1) Understand What Tonnage Your Home Needs
A ton of air conditioners refers to their ability to cool. If you purchase too large of an AC unit, it will be harder to keep your home at a comfortable temperature while wasting energy and money. Knowing what size your home needs before purchasing can help save you money in energy costs in both initial installation costs and energy usage over time. To calculate the right number of tons
Air Conditioning Tonnage Chart
2) Consider Energy Efficient Air Conditioners
Even if you’re looking to splurge, you can still make your new AC more energy efficient. Look for Energy Star rated units as they tend to be more cost-effective over time and will save more money in electricity bills than less-efficient models. Efficiency is key when it comes to AC units.
Comparing models across different brands will allow you to better see what features are important and which ones aren’t all that necessary (which, for many people, is most of them). Just because it’s an expensive purchase doesn’t mean it has to be an expensive unit with all sorts of bells and whistles you don’t really need or use.
3) Don’t Forget Warranty and Maintenance
One of the biggest ways to save money on your new air conditioner is to invest in a maintenance contract. Whether you’re buying or leasing, it’s always wise to consider if there’s an option for post-installation service and/or repair. A well-maintained unit that’s professionally maintained can last longer than one that hasn’t been cared for.
Not only will you save money by having fewer repairs but those repairs will be more effective and efficient. Do yourself (and your wallet) a favor: be sure to schedule those regular maintenances and ask about potential contracts!
4) Contact Twin Air, LLC to Save on a New Air Conditioner
If you’re looking to save money on your new air conditioner, consider calling Twin Air, LLC. We offer consumers an array of cost-effective options for AC maintenance and installation services. Call 703-754-1062 today for more information about how you can save money on your next HVAC project.