When it comes to the temperature in your home, it is very rare that we think anything other than the air conditioning units could be the cause of why our home is not heating or cooling the way we would expect. The attic is the last place homeowners think to check. Because the attic isn’t the first place to look when air conditioning problems occur, insulation doesn’t cross homeowners’ minds.
Choosing an AC system can be overwhelming…there are many factors that need to be considered, such as unit size, efficiency rating, brand, budget, available warranties, etc. Typically, when homeowners are in the market for a new air conditioning system, it’s because their current system is no longer working—which only adds to the stress of the process of purchasing a new system.
Every day, homeowners hire companies to replace old AC systems—and often are unhappy with the results. These companies may promise the lowest price, but ultimately provide sub-par quality for what they charge. All homeowners learn, often the hard way, that simply choosing the least expensive option may actually be more expensive over time. For example, an improperly installed HVAC system will underperform and ultimately require expensive repairs or need to be replaced sooner than one that was properly installed.
With the increasing number of YouTube instructional videos and DIY television programs, homeowners with little to no experience in home repair are finding it easier to make updates and repairs themselves—from replacing garbage disposals to installing flooring and a tile backsplash. While AC installation seems like something you could do yourself, it’s one of those things best left to professionals. It’s vital that the system you install is the right size for your home and installed correctly.