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The Dos and Don’ts of Upgrading Your AC

So, you want to upgrade your air conditioner. Our team is here to help you whether you’re looking to replace your current unit with a similar but newer model or you want to switch to something completely different. And there are some do’s and don’ts that you need to be aware of ahead of time.

When it’s time for air conditioning replacement in Aztec, NM, you definitely want the help of expert technicians. Replacing your AC with an upgraded model is never a DIY job. You can keep reading to learn more about tips from our pros for upgrading your air conditioner the right way.

Do Your Research

Before you invest in a new air conditioner for your home, you want to do research and learn about the different types of ACs available. It is important to take your time and choose a unit that fits your home and family’s needs. If you already have a central air conditioner installed, it’s easy to say that you just want another central AC and get the job done quickly. 

However, even among central air conditioners, there are different brands and different levels of efficiency. Getting a highly efficient unit means you may spend more up front on an air conditioner that is highly efficient, but you may also save over the life of the unit on energy costs. There are also many other types of air conditioners aside from central units. A ductless mini split may serve your family better based on your home’s unique layout.

Do Get Expert Help

Remember, you don’t have to make this decision alone. Our team of technicians is here to help you. During an in-home assessment, we can go over all your different air conditioning options and explain how each different type of unit would work within your home. We can also offer quotes for installation and review things like energy efficiency and maintenance expectations. 

Don’t Attempt DIY Installation

You may be tempted to trust a well-meaning friend or family member who says that they can help you save money by installing an air conditioner without expert help. But this is always a bad idea. No matter how good your intentions are, installing an air conditioner when you are not licensed is actually against the law. 

Even if the installation goes great, you may face ramifications from this decision down the road. If you ever decide to sell your house and there’s not a record of the air conditioner being installed by a professional technician, you may have to redo the job again anyway. Plus, expert technicians, go to school, study and pass exams so that they can go above and beyond during the installation process. 

Did you know that how your air conditioner gets installed has a major impact on how it operates across its entire lifespan? Poor installation can result in much higher energy bills and even a shorter lifespan for your unit. But proper installation can lower your energy costs significantly and extend the lifespan of your air conditioner so that it can last longer than average.

Don’t Put Off Service

You never want to put off service for your air conditioner. Maybe your current unit is going bad, and you’re putting off and installation; or you suspect that something is wrong and you haven’t scheduled a repair appointment. Putting off service will only make problems worse. AC problems are never going to disappear on their own. They will only worsen until they get fixed.

Don’t waste your time with the run-around. Give the Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning team a call to schedule your appointment for AC installation and let us do it right the first time!

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