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4 Tips to Remember When Buying a New Air Conditioner

Roth has tips on what you need to know when buying an air conditioner

Buying a new air conditioner can feel overwhelming, especially if you’ve never done it before and/or don’t know what to look for. The Roth Heating Company technicians will gladly explain every step of the process, but in the meantime, there are a few things you can read up on, including the four tips below. Let us know if you have questions or if you’re ready to start shopping for a new A/C now to stay comfortable all summer long.

Understanding and Picking a SEER

Roth has tips on what you need to know when buying an air conditionerSEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio and it represents an air conditioner’s performance and energy use. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the system. And while tempting, selecting the highest SEER rating available isn’t necessarily the best idea. SEER ratings are based on the furnace blower, the coil (located above your furnace), and the outdoor air conditioner condenser unit. If you aren’t interested in replacing your furnace at the same time as your air conditioner, you may not reach the SEER potential that the unit is tested for. To maximize your comfort and energy savings, find correctly sized unit options first and then focus on efficiency ratings.

Choosing the Right Unit Size

The biggest air conditioner isn’t the most efficient, nor is it the most powerful. An air conditioner must be properly sized to fit your home’s square footage to ensure it meets cooling demands and runs as efficiently as possible. A technician will recommend air conditioners based on a few factors, including location, insulation, and square footage. Each of these plays a key factor in which system should be installed and why. Leave the calculations and estimates to us and we’ll leave you with an energy-efficient and comfortably cool home.

Knowing What Prices Are Fair

When shopping for a new cooling system, obviously price is a concern. You want to know you’re paying a fair price and getting a reliable cooling system. We can help with both. The air conditioners we sell are competitively priced and our experts explain active promotions to make your purchase more affordable. They’ll also tell you about available financing options, subject to credit approval.

Choosing an HVAC Contractor

The final piece to your new air conditioning puzzle is finding an HVAC contractor to professionally install your new unit. Shop around, ask your friends and neighbors, check out Google reviews, and don’t be afraid to request free estimates before selecting a company. You deserve the best service at the best price and weighing your options will ensure you get that and more. It’s also vital that the contractor you choose is licensed—if not, your new system’s warranty will automatically be voided. Ask potential service providers to share their credentials before they start any work.

Ready to Consider New Air Conditioner Options? We’ll Make Recommendations

Roth Heating has been a trusted home comfort provider for over 50 years. We’re honest, reliable, and only recommend Carrier® systems that fit your home to maximize efficiency and save you money. Make your air conditioner shopping experience a great one with Roth Heating—call 414-764-4700 for our Oak Creek office or 262-534-5568 for our Waterford office.