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Let’s Chat About Getting a New AC at the End of the Year

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We’re expecting cool and relaxing weather this month as the heat gives way to the finest temperature conditions we enjoy in Arizona—temperatures that are the reason so many people choose Arizona for winter getaways. Because we have mild winters and occasional flare-ups of heat, there’s never a bad time of the year to consider getting a new air conditioning system. In fact, the cooler season is a superior time than having to rush to get a new system in the middle of July heat waves.

So let’s talk a bit about this vital air conditioning service in Scottsdale, AZ: a new air conditioning installation. For the purposes of this post, we’ll assume you already made the choice about replacing your old air conditioner. (We have posts about making that choice, if you want help with this.) We’ll move onto the next steps:

Think about whether you want to make a major change to the HVAC system

A new AC can be as basic as having a similar central unit installed in place of the old one. The new system will have a higher energy efficiency rating because of the advances in cooling technology and the change in the standards of the ENERGY STAR program, but it’ll be a similar AC. There’s nothing wrong with staying with the tried-and-true. 

But you may have ideas about bigger changes to the HVAC system, such as installing a heat pump. Putting in a heat pump means also removing the furnace, because the heat pump does the job of both heating and cooling. Heat pumps are great at energy-efficiently heating in the Arizona climate, and if you currently have an electric furnace that’s up there in years, this might be the time to go with a heat pump and have your heating and cooling updated at one time.

We’ve recently discussed the package unit. This is a less likely option, but you may wish to consider it.

Finally, a ductless system is a choice to consider if you’re not only looking into improving the HVAC system, but you have plans to remodel parts of your house.

Call our professionals

You’ve weighed some options, but before making a decision, start working with our HVAC professionals. Our NATE-certified experts can help find the best new air conditioner based on your plans.

For example, you plan to stay with a central AC, but you want more features and a high-efficiency system. This can be a tricky tightrope to walk, since a poorly chosen high-efficiency air conditioner can end up wasting money. We won’t let this happen to you. We’ll present you with the options and give you an honest assessment about the pros and cons.

Let us take on the hard work

Okay, you’ve gone over the options, consulted our pros, the unit has been picked … now what? Well, on your side, not much. And that’s great news! A new air conditioner or heat pump installation will take us a few hours, but it won’t be longer than a standard workday.

We’ll arrange for a convenient appointment—always easier during the slower months of the fall—and you’ll soon have a great new cooling system that will last for many years. 

Call on Cool Touch Air Conditioning and Heating: Kick back and relax … we’ll keep you cool.

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