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Avoid These Mistakes When Buying Your AC Unit

Avoid These Mistakes When Buying Your AC Unit

When you're in the market for a big-ticket item such as an air conditioner, you know that there's a fair amount of research involved in this type of purchase. An air conditioning unit often costs several thousand dollars, and many homeowners will require financing in order to make the purchase. How can you be sure that you fully understand all the ins and outs of the AC business so you can keep your air conditioning flowing cool air through your home without a lot of excess costs? Stay safe from overly pushy sales people with a solid base of knowledge that will help you avoid mistakes during the buying process.

Become Educated

Purchasing the wrong sized air conditioning unit is one of the first mistakes that homeowners often make. This is when you need to have a trusted professional like those at Kimbro Air to help select the correct unit size for your particular needs. Air conditioners are measured in tons based on how much air the unit is able to cool. While there are climate zones to take into account, in general, you can do some quick math to determine the size of air conditioner that you need to the .5 tons. 

Multiply 25 times the square footage of your home. Divide the result by 12,000 and then subtract .5 to get the approximate right-sized unit for your home. 

Purchasing the wrong sized air conditioning unit is one of the first mistakes that homeowners often make. This is when you need to have a trusted professional like those at Kimbro Air to help select the correct unit size for your particular needs.

Installation Matters

Where you install your new air conditioning unit is nearly as important as what you're installing. The energy efficiency of your home is impacted by the placement of your AC unit, so it's important that your installer understand the layout of your home so they can make the best recommendation. If you're able to install your air conditioning unit towards the middle of your home, it's likely to be more cost-effective than installing it on one end of a long home. Why? Because locating the unit in a central location means that it won't have to push air as far in either direction. 

Low Price Promotions

While reasonable prices are always something you want to look for, especially when you're making a large purchase, buying an air conditioning unit is not the time for bargain hunting. It is much more important to find a unit that is a good value for the price, and one that will stand the test of time. The average lifespan of AC units is between 15 to 20 years, so you will have a very long time to regret a hasty purchase made solely on the merit of low price! 

If you need an honest and upfront assessment of your current AC unit and future air conditioning or heating needs, contact the professionals at Kimbro Air in the Middle Tennessee area. We will work with you to determine the best size and placement for your new unit to ensure your family's comfort both now and in the future. 

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