New Home Cooling Systems: 4 Mistakes To Avoid
Buying a home cooling system is a big investment for any homeowner. Yet every year, we see people make buying mistakes that cost them money now and for years down the road.
HVAC Purchasing Mistakes
Here are four common mistakes customers make when buying a new HVAC system – and how to avoid them.
- They wait too long – One of the best ways to make a smart decision when it comes time to replace your home cooling system is to be proactive rather than reactive about it. Many customers allow their home cooling system to fail before replacing it and end up having to purchase their new equipment during the summer, when technicians are busy, the heat is bearing down, and prices are at their highest. If you notice that your cooling equipment is on a steady decline performance-wise, bite the bullet replace it in the offseason before you sink good money after bad on A/C repairs.
- They overspend – People think that a bigger, more expensive cooling system is better for their home. But buying a system that’s too powerful for a space is just as problematic as buying one that’s not powerful enough: an over-large system will cycle (turn on and off) too often, causing unnecessary wear and tear on cooling equipment and ultimately shortening its lifespan. Overwork is the enemy of any cooling system – and rightsizing is the key to defeating it.
- They don’t understand their options – There are so many cooling options available today – from central air conditioning and ductless systems to heat pumps and more. Add to those choices the range of models, SEER ratings, warrantees, incentives, and other factors that are available and the choice can quickly become overwhelming. The right cooling system is the one that does the job you want it to do for a price you can afford. With so many options, you’re sure to find one that fits your lifestyle and needs – with a little guidance.
- They choose the wrong contractor – Some people choose a contractor strictly by what they charge for an installation – but as with most things in life, you get what you pay for. People who make the right choice for an HVAC contractor focus on getting the most value for their money rather than by spending as little as possible – and that means understanding the hidden costs of choosing an HVAC contractor without knowing what to ask first.
When it’s time to invest in a new home cooling system, take the time to do it right. Black Bear’s team of cooling experts will help you find an option that works for your home and budget – and our expert technicians will install it quickly and neatly, with minimal disturbance to your family.
Ready to install a new A/C system in Sullivan County, NY? Contact Black Bear today for a FREE estimate!