The air conditioner is seen as an essential item for anyone living in a hotter climate. If you have one you’ll find that with an annual service it should give you years of trouble-free service.
Of course, they say nothing lasts forever. Even with the best possible care, your air conditioning will eventually need replacing, that’s when you want to avoid making the following common mistakes.
1. Not Using A Reputable dealer
You should always use an approved and qualified air conditioning sales firm. It is advisable to check their references, look at social media comments, and even online forums. Of course, not every comment will be positive but most should be and you should pay attention to how negative feedback is handled.
Finally, take the time to visit the sales firm to see what you think of them in person.
2. Choosing The Wrong Size
It’s easy to fall in love with what an air conditioner can do or its price. But, one of the biggest mistakes people make is purchasing an air conditioner that’s not up to the task. If you choose one that is too small you will shorten its lifespan and energy efficiency as it will have to work harder to create the right temperature.
Equally, one that is too large is simply wasting electricity.
3.Thinking About Price First
Everything costs money and you probably don’t have a money tree in your back yard. However, while looking for the cheapest option is a good idea for many things, this is not the case with the air conditioner.
You want one that is going to be efficient and last for years. That means choosing one that is tried and trusted, probably from a known manufacturer, and at a higher cost than the budget options on the market.
The extra cost will be worth it in the long term.
4.Forgetting Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency isn’t just something that means you’re helping the environment. It also helps your wallet. An energy-efficient product will cost you considerably less to run over several years, balancing out the additional cost and the time spent looking at efficiency ratings.
It can be confusing looking at all the different energy ratings and advice but taking the time to find the most efficient one that fits your needs will help to ensure you have the best possible air conditioner and it lasts.
5. Only Getting One Quote
Finally, this mistake is a common one when purchasing anything. No matter how good the unit you’ve picked is, or how nice the salesperson, you should also get more than one quote. Ideally, three quotes will ensure you are being charged a fair price.
The purpose of the quote is not to switch to the cheapest option but to be confident that you are being charged a fair rate. All three quotes should be in a similar price range, allowing you to go with the supplier you feel most comfortable with.