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Three Mistakes to Avoid Make When Buying a New Home Cooling System

Posted: June 17, 2019

A home cooling system is one of the biggest investments you’ll make as a Catskills-area homeowner. Yet every year, we see people make their A/C buying decisions based on the recommendation of a friend – or on the word of a sales associate at a big box store who has never visited your home (or installed a central air conditioner, for that matter!).

That usually results in one of these three A/C buying mistakes:

  • They’ll 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 HVAC system – and rightsizing is the key to defeating it.
  • They won’t understand their options – There are tons of cooling systems 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 from cooling system professionals.
  • They’ll 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 A/C 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 a cooling system installation 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 invest in a new home cooling system? Contact Black Bear for a FREE, no obligation estimate on an air conditioning installation today!