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What’s the Difference Between AC Brands?

With so many different heating and cooling manufacturers on the market, the idea of choosing the right system for your home may seem like a daunting and overwhelming task. Where could you possibly begin? Obviously you want a system that’s going to provide you with long-lasting performance and exceptional build quality, but how do you know which of the seemingly-countless number of systems on the market will do that for you?

If this sounds like a situation you find yourself in with your home, then this blog is for you. While you may not know where to begin when it comes to looking for your new air conditioning system, our Ontario air conditioning installations team has some practical advice you can follow to make your air conditioning replacement as simple and stress-free as possible.

Which Manufacturers Are Best?

There are tons of different major brand names on the market today: Carrier, Trane, Lennox, Goodman, and so many others, just to name a few. You’ve probably read advice here or there talking about how one brand is superior to all of the others for this reason or that. However, we’re going to let you in on a little secret: most major brands are comparable in quality and features. While they may have a few small differences here or there, the truth is you’re going to see fairly equal performance across the board for systems of the same size from different manufacturers.

So what’s the big difference? Why can air conditioners vary so greatly in quality? The truth is that while your equipment may be pretty uniform, how it’s installed makes all the difference in the world. A high-quality installation from experienced contractors can set your system up properly and ensure it’s operating to its full potential. This means your equipment will function properly right from the outset and likewise will result in a longer-lasting and more dependable system.

Conversely, a less-experienced team simply can’t install a system to the same standards and quality, and that could lead to issues with your home down the line. An improperly-installed system may appear to work when the job is done, but you’ll see the difference before long. Poorly-installed systems may not save you any money on your energy bills, and may even cause you to burn through more energy as your system struggles to cool your home. Likewise, a poorly installed system may experience problem and require serious repairs within just a few short years.

How to Choose a Good AC Installer

So how do you know the company you’re choosing is going to offer you a high-quality installation for your new system and give you the results you’re looking for? There are a few tell-tale signs of a good installer which can give you the peace of mind of knowing you’re making the right decision.

First, a quality installer will work with you to choose the right system for your home. A system that’s too large or too small will be energy-efficient and experience problems almost right away, so they’ll want to carefully inspect your home and take measurements before selecting the right system. An installer who simply asks you how big of a system you want doesn’t really have any interest in whether or not your system performs after they’re done—they just want to get the job done and leave you to deal with the consequences.

Second, a good installer will have years of experience working with a wide variety of makes and models of air conditioning systems. This enables them to work with whatever system you choose for your home and make sure it’s properly set up with the infrastructure you have in place.

Some installers will work exclusively with one brand of air conditioning and heating equipment, while others will recommend from a variety of different brands. In either case, make sure you talk to them about any warranties or added protections you’ll receive once the installation is completed. And always make sure that your company stand behind their work as well and will come back and fix any mistakes they may make which an inhibit the performance of your new system.

Contact All Pro Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical by calling (909) 253-0664 today!

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