HVACDoes Air Conditioner Brand Matter or is it the Installing Contractor?

August 14, 2018by WilsonEMS

When you’re looking to install a new air conditioner in your Burlington home, you have probably wondered which air conditioner brand you should purchase. You have most likely researched best air conditioner brands on the internet. But, have you considered what is more important – the brand of the air conditioner or the contractor who installs it? The answer will probably surprise you.

Air Conditioner Brands in Alamance County

Although some perform better than others and some have better value than others, all the reputable manufacturers produce air conditioners that are more efficient and will last longer than older models and less reputable brands.
Air conditioners are an investment. When choosing a brand, don’t base your decision solely on the initial cost. The significantly less expensive brands will not last as long or be as efficient as their counterparts. Make sure to take the time to research the manufacturer’s warranty. An installing contractor can also help you with this.

Your Local Installing Contractor in Burlington, NC

Surprisingly, more important than the brand of air conditioner you choose is your choice of installing contractor. When an air conditioner needs repair prematurely, it is often related to incorrect installation by the HVAC contractor. Proper installation of an air conditioner impacts both the longevity and efficiency of your new system. There are many “so-called” professional heating and air conditioning contractors out there willing to do inexpensive or “cheap” work. Stick with a local professional that has been around in the community for a while. Take a look at their website, and read their online reviews.
Research the different brands, but more importantly, research your installing contractor and choose someone you can trust. Have the contractor come out to your home and ask them specific questions about their installation experience, licenses and qualifications, maintenance services, insurance, and references.
Once you choose an installing contractor, they can help you decide on an air conditioner brand that best fits your needs and budget. Be sure to ask them about the manufacturer’s warranty and an extended warranty.

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