Ever year home owners cook up new home improvement projects to help add to their houses. With Summer right around the corner, installing an air condition might be the spring time home improvement project most look forward to working on. An Air Conditioning unit is no easy task and will most likely require an expert to install or a serious knowledge of home improvement skills. Space heating in your home can be responsible for 45% of your energy bill every month. Choosing the right air conditioner and the right installation company is not easy. Make sure to keep these things in mind when choosing your AC system.
Watch Your Money.
HVAC installation and installing an ac unit is not cheap. Neither is HVAC system replacement or ac repair, so it is important to choose the right company and the right product. One important note to think about before approaching the ac unit as a home improvement project is that the fees do not stop with the purchase of the ac unit. Air conditions have an annual cost of more than $11 billion to homeowners, about 5% of all electricity produced in the U.S. This may seem crazy, but air conditioning units are actually headed in the right direction as they now use about 50% less than they did in 1990. While these stats are staggering, there are also small things a homeowner can do to minimize their energy bill. For instance, a homeowner can raise the temperature by 10 degrees when they are away for 8 hours or more, it will save them 5%-15% on cooling costs.
While an air conditioning unit is not cheap, it is worthy enough to be a home improvement project for a home owner this season. As a matter of fact, it is a worthy investment as most air conditioning units now last around 10-15 years after installation. If you put the right money and time into picking the right ac unit and the right installation company, this home improvement project will one that has a strong impact on your lifestyle at home.