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As the warm weather rushes into the Charleston area, homeowners are starting to turn their heat to cool. If your air conditioning system is nearing the end of its life span, it might be time to consider replacing it. No one wants to spend the money; but if you choose to replace your system preemptively, you will end up saving a lot in the long-run.
The good news is that there are ways to reduce the cost of your new system. The typical cost of having a Charleston heating and cooling company install a new system can range anywhere from three to seven thousand dollars. If you are looking to keep your budget low without sacrificing, try these three tips.
Before you head out to find a unit to replace the one that you currently have running, make sure that you evaluate your current needs. If you have added on to your home and never made accommodations for it, it is best to have a professional Charleston heating and air company evaluate your overall needs according to the size of your home and other factors.
Also, if you have recently had a life change, like becoming an empty nester where the entire house no longer needs to run all the time; consider zoning spaces by placing a ductless mini split system. That way, you aren’t heating and cooling spaces you don’t need to be. Not only will that save your new system from running excessively; it will reduce your overall energy consumption.
Don’t wait for your air conditioning system to break before you decide to replace it. If you are in a crunch to fix it quickly, then you won’t have time to comparison shop. And you are probably going to be stuck with hiring the first company who can fit you in. Scheduling to have it replaced before the hot weather really hits will ensure that you won’t be on a waiting list. And it will also make sure that you can choose the best company to replace your system without making a rash decision.
Often manufacturers and utility companies will offer incentives to homeowners to either choose their product or to upgrade your system to a more energy-efficient one. Look for financial incentives in your area to find out if anyone is offering a promotional rate. Or, investigate to see if buying a specific type of air conditioning unit will give you a break on the overall cost. You can search for money-saving options by using your zip code, or if you are working with an HVAC company, ask them for some advice about what types of savings you might be able to find.
Investing in a new air conditioning system is never something that people look forward to. But trying to push it one more season will likely not end well for you. Nothing will cost you more than being under the gun to make a rash and quick decision, or to have to make an emergency call after hours.
At Custom Climate, our goal is to find you the most cost-effective solution to replace and install your HVAC system. Contact us today to see how we can save you money.