It may be that your old air conditioning system has stopped working making you think that you need to get a replacement done. You may be thinking of upgrading your air conditioning system so that you can have a system that is environmental-friendly and more energy-efficient but you are not sure of the right thing to do. Whatever the case is, you might still be considering to get an air conditioner replacement or a furnace. However, there are a number of things that you should look at before you start shopping for the right air conditioning equipment that you could make use of. It is also important for you to make sure that you ask the contractor the right kind of questions before anything else.
* Do I need to do an entire replacement of my air conditioning unit or can I have it repaired?
When it comes to an air conditioning system, many different factors will determine the replacement of an entire system or the repairing. Before making any final decisions, it would be to hire a qualified and skilled contractor who will be able to look at the unit and let you know the next step that you may need to take. However, depending on the age of your air conditioning system, where you live and how often your unit runs, you could be better off replacing the entire system rather than repairing it.
* How much time do you have for you to replace the entire system?
This question comes down to your immediate needs, your preference and your purchase ability. If safety and health are something that is of concern to you, that it might be a good idea for you to think of buying either one or more window type air conditioning units for some time until you can get your central air conditioning system replaced.
* How much space am I going to be able to cool?
If you are thinking of replacing your entire air conditioning system, many people think of replacing it with the same unit that they had before. In many cases, the same size will still work as a replacement system, but there are those cases whereby this will not be the case. Depending on how large your house is or the room you want to cool is, you may need to make several adjustments depending on the amount of cooling that you want to have. It may not be advisable for you to install a large system just for you to be safe since you may end up having several problems later on. If your unit is too big for the space that you have, then you may only end up increasing your electricity bills.