It isn't always easy to choose a new air conditioning system. If you think you want to try out a different system to your current one or have never used air conditioning in your home before, then it makes sense to call an installation company and ask for their advice before they give you a quote.
How does this kind of survey help?
1. Find the Right System for Your Home
While you may have some ideas about which kind of air conditioning system you want, the best solution depends on a lot of factors you may not have thought about. System choice is affected by diverse things like the number of rooms you want to cool, the fire resistance of your walls and even the type of roof insulation you have in place.
Your local weather environment could also come into play. Some climates better suit evaporative systems that compensate for dry heat, for example.
If you ask an installer to come and survey your home, they can look at all these factors and recommend the best system for your needs. They can also help you decide where to place units and vents to ensure that you get effective cooling exactly where you want it.
2. Troubleshoot Potential Problems
During the selection process, you should also ensure that you have everything in place to set the system up. You also need to think about possible problems once your air conditioning is up and running.
Your installer can tell you what you need to have ready before the system goes in. So, for example, if you opt for a split system, then the outdoor unit needs to go on a wall or slab that is close to an air outlet. If this isn't feasible right now, you may need to do some work before the actual installation itself.
Noise levels can also be an issue. During a survey, an installer can talk to you about where to site the unit to reduce its noise impact so that it doesn't disturb you or your close neighbours. They can also advise on whether you might need permission to install the system if you live in a strata building.
3. Find the Best Features
Air conditioning systems come with features that add to their functionality or make them easier to use. For example, some systems come with remote controls, timers, zonal settings and even motion sensors.
It's important to get features you'll find useful without wasting money on ones you'll never use. Your installer can help you decide which features could be good to have based on your home environment and cooling needs.
So, book an appointment with a local air conditioning installation company. They can help you make the right decision here.