The winter months provide a great amount of time to think about replacing your ageing air conditioning system since it is no longer in use until spring. This means that many business owners will be getting quotes and wondering how to determine what unit will be able to meet their current budget needs as well as provide reliable service at a low monthly cost. Today, the team at American Services will help you with this decision by giving you a few quick things to consider when comparing your first and lifetime costs of a new a/c unit.
What do installation or “first” costs cover?
Your installation or “first” costs will only cover the price tag on the unit plus the cost of hiring a technician to install the unit.
What does it mean when someone mentions “lifetime” costs?
Your lifetime costs include all the costs associated with keeping the unit maintained, repaired, and for usage over the years.
What does SEER stand for?
When you see SEER it stands for the system’s Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. When you are looking at units to purchase, you will notice that the price tag will go up as the SEER goes up. This is because units with a higher SEER will also have the advanced technologies needed to keep energy usage down and your utility bills under control.
Now that you understand these simple terms, you will need to start doing some comparisons. When doing so, consider the fact that a low cost unit may cost you more in utility bills and actually waste lots of money in the long run. Also consider the quality of the unit you are buying, average maintenance costs, and the professionalism of the installation. All of these factors will need to be looked over carefully as you make your decision.
If you are looking to replace your cooling system near Jefferson County, get all the help you need and a free estimate from American Services today!