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Want To Buy an Air Conditioner? Here’s What You Need to Know

Jul 17, 2015

Want To Buy an Air Conditioner? Here’s What You Need to Know

When it comes to cost, an air conditioner is a lot like buying a new car, but with one major drawback: you can’t test drive a central air conditioning unit. That’s why it’s imperative to make an informed decision and arm yourself with enough knowledge to buy with confidence.

We’ve come up with a few pointers to help you make the decision a little easier when it’s time to buy an air conditioner.

Decide What Features You Need

Today’s technology means you have more control than ever over how to run your air conditioning unit. You can go with a traditional thermostat, or one that is easily programmed and can even be controlled remotely via mobile app. The best way to make sure you get the features you are looking for is to speak with a qualified installer.

Find the Right Installation Company

Before you buy an air conditioner, it’s important to find the right company to perform the installation. At Donley Service Center, we have decades of experience installing central air conditioning units in homes and businesses alike all over the Phoenix area.

The company you hire should not only be licensed and bonded, but able to provide references from other customers. Trust and reputation is a huge factor when it comes to choosing the right company. Call Donley Service Center to learn more about our experience and position in the industry at 602-870-6840.

What Size Do You Need?

Before you throw down the money to buy an air conditioner, make sure you know what size you need. It needs to be large and powerful enough to cool your home without being too big. If an air conditioner is too large, it will use too much energy and turn on and off more often, putting unneeded wear on your system.

At Donley, we do a careful analysis of your home or office to determine exactly what size unit will remain comfortable and affordable.

Efficiency is Key

Make the most of your investment by choosing the most efficient AC possible. The best indicator of efficiency is the SEER rating. The higher the number, the more efficient the air conditioner. The government requires all manufacturers to produce units with a rating of 14 or higher. Anything with a SEER rating between 14 and 22 is considered energy efficient.

Contact Donley Before You Buy an Air Conditioner

Call Donley Service Center at 602-870-6840 if you are in the market to buy an air conditioner. Our experts can help make sure you get the right AC at the right price. You can always count on us for a fair price and an honest estimate.