Checklist to Buy a New AC System

New HVAC Checklist

It’s a big expense, but when you think it’s time to buy a new AC System, be sure you do your due diligence. It will be an investment that will last for many years, and it needs to be the right fit for your home and your needs. Here are 4 steps to consider when you think it’s time to buy

When It’s Time To Buy A New System

First, make sure your old unit needs to be replaced. You may be able to service your old unit without replacing it. Generally, an air conditioner will last from 10 to 16 years as long as it’s been maintained properly. As units age, they may run inefficiently and require lots of maintenance. At some point, it becomes cheaper in the long run to replace an older HVAC system with a newer, more efficient model. We can help you determine if it’s time to buy a new unit or if a repair will give you longer life without all the expense.

Do Your Research

The next step is to research. Once you determine it’s time to purchase a new system, make sure you know the right size and efficiency. If you buy an oversized unit, it can cause uneven temperature problems. We can measure and inspect your home and recommend the best size. Also, think about energy efficiency. Look at the SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) rating to help make your decision. Then you can check local resources and manufacturers to see if there are any rebates available.

Shop Around

The third step is to shop. It’s important to feel confident in your HVAC purchase. Check out the ratings of dealers in your area. Choosing a knowledgeable and trustworthy dealer with the proper training and equipment will help ensure you choose the right system for your home.

Find the Right Financing

Last but not least is financing. Some people have enough cash on hand to make the purchase, while others need to find a financing solution that works for them. If your current credit score is close to 700 or above, a new credit card with a promotional 0% purchase APR may be an option for financing a new air conditioner. Home equity loans and home equity lines of credit are also ways of financing a new air conditioner. Your property secures HELOCs, which means they come with lower rates than other financing options. Or Air Hawk Heating and Cooling can arrange financing for your AC unit installation.

If you think it’s time to buy a new AC system, feel free to call us. We will help you through the process and make sure that your new system fits the needs of your home as well as your budget.


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