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3 Mistakes People Make When Buying an A/C System

Woman under air conditioning

Posted: May 26, 2017

Woman under air conditioning

Posted: May 26, 2017

Will my investment pay off? That’s a question everybody asks, whether they’re dabbling in the stock market or making home improvements, like investing in a new a/c system.

Today’s high efficiency systems are as much as 60% more efficient than the models of yesteryear. This will drastically lower your utility bills. And that’s why the purchase of a new system is an investment with a return, not just an expense.

But like any investment, you have to do some research to make sure you make smart decisions. Here are some of the most common mistakes we’ve seen people make with their a/c purchase.

  1. Overspending on efficiency. Sometimes it makes sense to spend extra for an ultra-high-efficiency system. Sometimes it is not worth the cost. It depends on your total usage and the trade-off between up-front cost and energy savings.
  2. Choosing the wrong contractor. It’s not the equipment but the quality of the installation that makes the biggest difference. You can invest in the best system in the world, but if your contractor installs it improperly, you will not get the comfort and savings you paid for. What’s more, it can be a nightmare to try to get contractors to stand behind what they sell.
  3. Not understanding all the options. The air conditioning experts at Wilson Oil and Propane can give you lots of different options for your budget and physical space. If you have more choices and good guidance, you are much more likely to live “comfortably ever after.”

Please contact us to request a FREE consultation and estimate on a new system. We can perform a complete comfort analysis of your home, talk with you about your needs—and your budget—and help you choose the right size and type of system.

We’ll then install it properly to ensure that your new system keeps your home more comfortable and costs less to operate than your old one. We’ll help you save even more by showing you how you can qualify for rebates and financing on new cooling systems.