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What to Know Before Replacing Your AC Unit (Part 1)

What to Know Before Replacing Your AC Unit

It’s that time of year again, where you find yourself thinking about replacing your AC unit. But before you start making a list of contractors and running around town looking for the best deal on a new air conditioner, take a step back and consider some things first. In many cases, people can simply repair their existing units instead of buying an entirely new one—but only if they know what to look for! In this blog, we will cover some general guidelines on how to tell if your current system needs an upgrade or is still functioning well enough to last another season. What to Know Before Replacing Your AC Unit

Decide What Type of AC Unit You Want

The first thing you’ll need to do before your HVAC contractor can make any recommendations is figuring out what type of AC unit you want. It all depends on the size of your home, the climate in which you live, and whether or not your house currently has central air conditioning or a split system cooling system. It is important to choose an AC that will work well in your specific home because each house is different. Some AC units will perform better than others depending on if you have a large or small house and which unit is in your price range. 

Find the Right Size Replacement.

To determine the right size replacement, consider your home’s square footage, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and how you use your home. You do not want an AC unit that is too small and works too hard to cool your home. Consider also budget, energy efficiency, and family size. It is important to have an air conditioner that is the right size because if it is too small, it might be working too hard to try to keep your home cool and burn out easily. If you have a large home you like to keep very cool, you need to make sure you have an air conditioner that can keep up. You also do not want to get an air conditioner that is too large and end up having to pay more than you have to. It is important to get the right air conditioning unit for your home. 

Check for Rebates

If you’re interested in replacing your AC, but don’t know where to start, the first thing you should do is determine if your home qualifies for a rebate. Rebates are one of the most cost-effective ways to save money on an energy-efficient unit. Some utility companies even offer rebates when purchasing a new AC unit! The easiest way to check for rebates is through your local energy company’s website; however, it can sometimes be difficult finding this information on their site so we recommend calling them directly and asking about what types of incentives they have available for homeowners looking to make upgrades like this one.

Rumpca Services is proud to be your local HVAC company in Hastings, MN. We offer many services to keep your home comfortable and safe. We will help install a new air conditioner and help with the regular maintenance. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with an HVAC contractor in Hastings, Minnesota.

What to Know Before Replacing Your AC Unit

What to Know Before Replacing Your AC Unit

What to Know Before Replacing Your AC Unit

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