3 Factors to Consider with AC Replacement

In southern California towns like La Habra, CA, now is the right time to replace your old air conditioner. Temperatures are still mild and you can better afford to go without an AC unit for a few hours than you can in June or July when the mercury starts to soar.

But while it’s a good idea to schedule your installation before the temperatures rise, it’s also important to get all of your ducks in a row before you do so. Here are 3 factors to consider with AC replacement, all of which you should discuss with a trained professional before you finalize your plans.

1. Get the Size of the Unit Right

You may want to look for the most powerful air conditioner you can afford, but this is often a mistake. If your unit is too powerful for the space, it will engage in short cycling: turning on and off numerous times throughout the day. This can be very hard on the system, as well as waste energy and create unnecessarily high cooling bills in the process. A good technician will measure your home carefully and make sure your new unit is neither too larger nor too small.

2. Consider an Alternate System

La Habra has the ideal weather for a heat pump, which combines the functions of a heater and an air conditioner into a single unit. Its increased efficiency saves you money in monthly costs, as well as improves the resale value of your home.

3. Don’t Forget the Thermostat

If you have an older mercury thermostat, or even a digital thermostat that’s been around for a while, now is the perfect time to upgrade it. New thermostats offer additional features such as remote activation via an app on your phone and/or “smart” temperature reading that anticipates your cooling needs.

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, then call JC Mechanical Inc. to discuss your options. Our trained staff is standing by to help!

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