Things to Consider When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

June 01, 2017

Even with careful AC maintenance, the time arises when every air conditioner needs to be replaced. We know that annual maintenance will prolong an AC’s lifespan, but when the time comes, the pros at Lakeside Heating & Air will be here to help you get the best air conditioner replacement for your home’s needs in Chelan and Wenatchee. When you’re looking for a new air conditioner, there are several factors to keep in mind and we’ll help you navigate them all to select the system that will be perfect for your house and your budget.

One feature all of us look for in an AC replacement is dependability. Getting the right AC and keeping it well-maintained will give you years of efficient, comfortable service from it. Here are some other important factors to consider:

  • Make sure your AC replacement is the appropriate size for your home. A system that is too big will cycle on and off too frequently, resulting in wear and tear on your new system and shortening its life. Likewise, it can be tempting to buy a littler system to save some costs upfront. However, a smaller system can create more costs in the long run if it’s too small to keep your indoor space cool. It will run continuously to try to keep up and will have a markedly shortened life. You’ll pay more on utility costs during its life and you’ll catch yourself AC shopping again much sooner than you would prefer. We can help you determine the appropriate sized air conditioner for your home.
  • Ratings matter. Find the most efficient air conditioner your budget will allow for, because you’ll get the payback every month on your energy costs. Look for high SEER ratings. The higher the rating, the greater the efficiency.
  • Look for a good warranty. We can help you select an air conditioner replacement with a great warranty, and we offer the maintenance service that’s usually needed to keep that warranty valid.
  • Rebates and incentives are always nice. We will let you know about any specials, rebates or incentives being offered. Many times, you’ll find incentives through your utility company as well when you acquire a high-efficiency air conditioner replacement.

When it’s time for an air conditioner replacement, you’re in the right place with Lakeside Heating & Air in your corner. We’ll help you find the best-matched air conditioner for your home. Give our experts at call at 509-284-4265 or schedule an appointment with us online so we can review your home for the correctly sized air conditioner replacement.