5 Important Considerations Before Installing a New Air Conditioner

Installing A New AC | Lee Mechanical

Is your home’s air conditioner on the older side?

Most experts will tell you that the average AC will only last for somewhere between 12 and 17 years. So if yours is starting to get up there in age, it might be time to replace it.

Before you schedule air conditioner installation, though, there are some things you should keep in mind. You shouldn’t ever rush into installing a new air conditioner in your home. You could end up having to replace your next AC sooner than expected if you take that approach to installing one.

Consider these five important details to consider prior to calling on Kenosha’s #1 electrical company, Lee Service, for help with putting a new AC into place.

1. What Kind of Air Conditioner Do You Want?

One of the first things you’re going to notice when you’re researching air conditioner installation is that there are a lot of different AC manufacturers out there today. There are dozens of companies that specialize in creating AC systems for homes.

Your goal should be to find the one that you like best. You should look for an experienced AC manufacturer that has earned a reputation for producing systems that work great and stand the test of time.

Lennox is one of the top companies when it comes to creating high-quality air conditioning systems for homes. They’ve been around for more than a century now and specialize in manufacturing some of the best AC systems in the business.

Additionally, they sell AC systems at some of the most competitive prices. You can get a rebate on a Lennox air conditioner with Lee Service right now and save yourself a significant amount of money when you invest in your home’s air conditioner. 

Spend some time thinking about which kind of air conditioner you want to buy for your home. You’re going to be making a relatively large investment in your AC system, so you want to know that it was made by a company you can trust.

2. How Big Do You Want Your Air Conditioner to Be?

Picking out an air conditioner for your home that is the right size is of the utmost importance.

If you choose an air conditioner that’s too small for your home, it won’t cool it off in the way that it’s supposed to. If you choose an air conditioner that’s too large for your home, it’ll cost you a small fortune to run it on a regular basis since it’ll turn on and off quickly without going through a full cycle every time your home heats up.

The right-sized air conditioner will run just often enough to keep your house cool without wasting too much energy in the process. It’ll save you money on your electric bill every month and allow you to keep your home comfortable at all times.

If you’re not sure how big your home’s air conditioner should be, it’s a good idea to work with a certified air conditioner installation company that can help you pick out the right size for your specific house.

3. Where Do You Want to Put Your Air Conditioner?

Are you going to put your new air conditioner in the same place your old air conditioner was in—or would you like to move your new AC to a new spot?

Once you have an air conditioner installed in your home, it’s not going to make much sense to move it later. 

But if you don’t like where your AC is located now, an air conditioner installation company, such as Lee Service,  can help you find a new spot for it prior to installation. Our team can check out the inside and outside of your home to find the right place for your new AC.

4. How Much Do You Want to Spend on Your Air Conditioner?

Installing a new air conditioner in your home is going to require a sizable investment on your part. But as you’re going to learn when you start shopping around for one, AC systems come in a wide variety of prices.

It’s smart to determine a budget for your new AC system before you begin looking for it. You should know approximately how much you’re prepared to spend on an AC system to replace your broken air conditioner. It’ll prevent you from spending more than you expected to on a new air conditioner.

Along with the different Lennox specials offered by Lee Service, we also offer low or no interest financing options with our partner, Service Finance Company, LLC. We understand that sometimes that little extra assistance can go a long way.

5. Who Do You Want to Perform Your Air Conditioner Installation?

At the end of the day, you can pick out the perfect air conditioner for your home. But if you don’t have the perfect air conditioner installation company picked out, too, it’ll all be for naught.

You need to do more than just Google “air conditioner installation near me” and call the first company you can find to install a new AC for you. The air conditioner installation company you choose should have:

  • Years, if not decades, of experience in the heating and cooling industry (Lee Service has been helping Kenosha area residents for over 40 years.)
  • A large selection of air conditioners for you to choose from (we offer the best Lennox options available.)
  • The most competitive prices on their air conditioner installation services (Lee Service has been voted the best in the area for several years running and we provide installation specials, warranties and financing options.)

Answer These Questions Before Installing a New Air Conditioner in Your Home

Choosing a new air conditioner for your home is a big decision. It’s not a decision that you should take lightly at all.

You should ask yourself each of the questions listed here and carefully consider your answers to them. It’ll help you pick out the right air conditioner for your home and make your air conditioner installation go more smoothly than it would otherwise.

Talking with a Lee expert can also help you make the best informed decision for your home. Contact us today with any questions you might have about AC installation or fill out our online form to get a quote for air conditioner installation.