When it comes to an air conditioning installation, Perth home and business owners often wonder if they are making the right decision. Since air conditioning is a specialist industry, many of us have little knowledge about the intricacies that come almost like second nature to air conditioning installers. This can mean that we need to rely heavily on professionals, so you need to have complete confidence before you proceed. Here are four questions to ask before you commit to any agreement.
How Much Time Until I Need to Replace the System?
Before you arrange an air conditioning installation, Perth home or business owners need to determine the timeframe before a replacement is actually required. While leaving an ailing system in place can cause more problems with breakdowns and malfunctions, replacing your system early is a waste of money. If problems are inexpensive or simple such as a failed component, it will be more cost effective to repair the system. However, if the system is suffering from more extensive faults or cascade failures, you will need to consider a replacement. While you can coax an older system along with servicing and preventative maintenance, there will come a point when repairs and inconvenience are easily outweighed by a new system. You should also consider how much energy is being wasted by an inefficient older system.
What Size of System is Needed?
Many consumers make the mistake of just swapping out their existing unit for a new one of the same size. This is not always the best course of action as new systems are more efficient. There are a number of factors to determine the correct size of system, so it is worth calculating your requirements again rather than relying on your previous details.
Is Only Cold Air Sufficient?
A new installation is the perfect opportunity to assess your needs and choose your ideal system. Newer systems have a broad range of features that can not only reduce energy costs but can improve the comfort in your home. For example, your new system may be able to monitor humidity levels and ambient room temperatures to tailor the air conditioning, saving money and avoiding wasting energy. You can also incorporate zone control into your new system, allowing you to set different temperatures in the different zones according to your needs and preferences. The range of new technologies and innovations available on new products is vast. This variety of options means that you can install the system best suited to your property and your particular requirements.
Should the Whole System be Replaced?
Although you your budget is likely to be an important factor in your decision, it is important to ask whether the entire system needs to be replaced. You may only need to replace the air conditioner and leave your existing furnace in place. However, replacing only one component in your air conditioning system can sometimes be counterproductive. If the whole system is aging, you may get a better deal for a full replacement, and you will be able to maximise the energy savings, without putting a strain on older existing equipment.