- Pick a Reputable AC Contractor. Picking a contractor is important -- you want to ensure that you select someone who has been in the HVAC business for a number of years, and has solid experience in the field. To do this, ask around to friends and family for recommendations, and be sure to check how long the contractor has been in business.
- Make Sure Your AC Fits Your Home. Bigger and more expensive is not always better when it comes to air conditioning systems. You should instead make sure that you have the proper model for your home. If you're installing a new unit, make sure that your contractor does research about your home, your climate, and where you live -- this way, you can be sure that you get the right type of AC for your home.
- Consider Your Ductwork. Even the most energy-efficient unit will underperform when coupled with bad ducts. Many homes around the country actually lose much of their cooling and heating capacity due to leaky air ductwork -- not good. According to an APS study, as much as 33 percent of the potential heating and cooling could be leaking out. You may need to reseal or reconnect ducts or reroute their path through your house. Be sure to consult with your contractor on this matter.
Crafting an August Air Conditioning Strategy
Posted on August 10th, 2017