So your old AC unit just bit the dust. Or maybe it is getting ready to bite the dust. Either way, it appears you are in the market for a new air conditioner. While this is a significant expense and the timing is unfortunate, there are a couple of positive ways to look at it.
First, if your air conditioning unit was 10 years old or older, chances are it was charged with R-22 refrigerant. Production of R-22 has been deemed harmful to the environment by the EPA and will be banned effective Jan. 1, 2020. So, repairing your old unit was going to be problematic, to say the least, and is a prime candidate for replacement.
Second, your friends at Mast Heating & Cooling have been taking care of Zeeland, MI’s HVAC needs for more than 60 years. We offer the expertise and customer service to make your central air conditioning buying experience as painless as possible.
Let’s start with this Homeowner’s Guide:
This comprehensive guide, covers all the bases and shows a homeowner what they need to know when choosing HVAC, plumbing and other home services contractors, plus much more. Check it out and when you have decided on the right HVAC contractor for you, here are some other steps to take:
The most common centralized air conditioning system is a split system, with an outdoor condenser and an indoor evaporator/air handler. A split-ductless system is also an option.
Don’t assume that you need to replace your old system with a similar-sized system or even a system from the same manufacturer. Newer models are certainly more efficient and the demographics of your home may have changed over the year- your cooling needs may have increased or decreased.
The higher the SEER rating, the lower your energy consumption will be. The minimum SEER rating allowed on a new installation today is 14, so shoot for a system featuring a SEER rating of 15 or higher. Also, shop for a contractor and manufacturer that offers a strong maintenance plan with the installation.
A proper installation done right and professionally will not only save you money in the long run but add years on your system’s lifespan.
Mast Heating & Cooling wants to help you make the best AC system purchase, tailored to fit your home and your needs. We offer the legendary hard-to-stop Trane systems, so call us today or schedule your estimate online – and let’s get started on making your life more comfortable. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.