4 Mistakes People Make When Buying a Central Air Conditioner

Posted: May 18, 2016

Number 4

We polled our service team to determine the biggest mistakes they have seen people make with their central a/c. Here is what they have witnessed over the years.

  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 energy use and the trade-off between up-front cost and 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 trying to get them to stand behind what they sell.
  3. Waiting too long to replace an a/c system. By delaying the inevitable, you risk lowering your options and compromising your comfort. During the hot weather, air conditioning companies, including us, get booked weeks in advance for installation jobs. It’s always best to replace your a/c system before summer if possible.
  4. Not understanding all the options. Today, there are lots of ways to get the ideal system for your home. Wilson is large enough to 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.”