Buying a new home is an exciting time. While you’re probably busy unpacking and getting the place decorated, don’t forget about your new home’s AC system. There are certain things you should know about your AC right off the bat. Certain information will determine what the maintenance and replacement schedule will look like. Here at Advanced Comfort Solutions of Cheyenne, we’ve seen too many cases where new homeowners are blindsided by a broken AC because they didn’t realize its age or condition. That’s why we put together this helpful checklist for you to follow.

1. Look Up the AC’s Age

Most air conditioners will last 10-13 years before they become so unreliable that they need replacement. Many factors can impact the lifespan, though, including how well the AC was maintained by former owners. Knowing your systems’s age allows you to plan for the eventual replacement instead of getting blindsided by it breaking down unexpectedly. 

2. Check the AC’s Energy Efficiency

Not all air conditioners are made alike when it comes to energy efficiency. High-energy efficiency units consume less electricity and lower your monthly energy bills. Sometimes air conditioners even become less energy efficient as they age. To figure out how efficient your unit is, check the SEER rating. Hint: The higher the number, the better for you! 

3. Research Who Installed the AC

An AC is only as good as the company that installed it. Companies that employ talented technicians who are NACE-certified typically offer the highest-quality service. Otherwise, your AC may suffer from performance issues due to improper installation. Plus, you can also reach out to the company to learn about any important warranty information for your AC. 

Reliable AC Service in Cheyenne

If you’ve recently bought a new home, don’t delay running through this checklist. Too often, our air conditioners are out of sight and out of mind until we power it up at the start of summer, and that might be too late. After all, every homeowner’s nightmare is a dead AC during the dog days of summer! 

For all your professional AC service needs, look no further than Advanced Comfort Solutions. Since 2011, we’ve provided top-notch AC installation, maintenance, and repair services in Cheyenne. 

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