An air conditioner that doesn't run and sits outside your home is an eyesore and isn't providing you comfort. If you are considering investing in a new unit and you aren't sure if you have the budget or what it will cost, getting an estimate is the first step.
There are many different ac unit options on the market, and some more budget-friendly and affordable than others. Here are some of the things to talk with the air conditioning service and installation professionals about.
Inquire About All Options
When it comes to what type of unit you can afford to put in and what you can afford to run when the weather is hot, get estimates for all these possibilities:
- Central air conditioning unit
- Ductless air conditioner
- Geothermal cooling unit
The area where you live, the size of your home, and the location of your house will all affect what unit will be possible and the most affordable.
Ask for the Most Cost Effective Unit
Let the HVAC contractor know that you are looking for the most budget friendly air conditioning option, even if it means it doesn't have the most technological features or isn't the most efficient unit on the market. All new air conditioning units are more efficient than the units from decades in the past and cutting down on features you don't need will save you money.
Find Out if Removal is Included
The old unit that isn't working must be removed. Find out if they will include the removal of the old unit in the cost of the new ac unit installation. If they include a fee find out what it is. It may be more cost efficient for you to take the old air conditioner to the dump, in opposition to having the company remove it for you.
Don't let an old air conditioning unit sit around your house on your property and cause safety concerns and be a blemish. If you have been thinking about getting a new air conditioner to replace what you have, but you aren't sure if you can afford the bill to have a new unit purchased and installed, talk with the HVAC contractors about your budget.
You can get a unit that performs and improves comfort in your home without having to spend a ton of money. Take the time to get more than one quote if needed. Don't forget to look into air conditioning maintenance when you get a unit.