We won’t deny it, the end of the year is a lousy time to require an air conditioner replacement. In an ideal world, you’d have a well-maintained and highly efficient air conditioner ready to get you through the last of the summer weather. If that’s not the case, however, and you’re shopping for an air conditioner right now, we urge you to only trust a pro.
But why is this so important?
To start off, you want to ensure that you get the right type of air conditioner and the right size AC—too large of an AC can be just as detrimental as too small of one, and will go through a process called short-cycling, which is hard on the system and will cause it to accumulate wear and tear faster than normal.
So you know sizing is important, but what are some other reasons you should only hire a pro?
For the Experience They Bring
You might think it’s perfectly fine to call in just any handyman, as long as they have a little bit of experience with mechanical and electrical devices, but we are here to tell you that this may only end with a headache for you, and you’ll probably find yourself calling in a professional anyway to fix their messy work.
In addition, you have safety to consider. Air conditioners are big and heavy, and in the wrong hands, it can result in injury. Without proper licensing and insurance that a professional would have, you may end up financially liable if something happens during installation.
The Savings You’ll Get
The air conditioning system you choose for your home plays a huge role in your family’s comfort and health. But, you also don’t want to pay an arm and a leg each month for that comfort. When you hire a professional AC installer, you can ensure that you’ll be matched with the best, most efficient system for your specific home, and as a result, you’ll save money.
Air conditioners are not a “one-size-fits-all” situation and you’ll want to work with a professional who understands that.
Comprehensive Product Selection
Like we said above, choosing an air conditioning system is not a “one-size-fits-all” situation. While a central AC system might be great for one home, a ductless cooling system may be right for another. When you choose a professional AC installer, you need one that works with all systems, so that you have options to choose from and don’t feel stuck selecting a system that may be out of your budget or doesn’t meet your specific home’s needs.
When you work with an amateur, they might be able to put an air conditioner in, but are they able to provide the follow-up services necessary to keep your air conditioner in good working order? A professional has the tools and knowledge to provide thorough cooling system maintenance as well as repairs when needed, so you can rely on your air conditioner for the years to come.