In this day and age, we have the luxury of being able to buy almost anything with just a few clicks. No more crowded stores, waiting in long lines, or racing to beat stand still traffic. However, there are some things that just shouldn’t be purchased online… especially your home’s air conditioning unit. The concept of purchasing AC systems online gives the impression that you will be paying less, skipping time consuming steps, and adding more simplicity to your life. However, there are a few things that you must know about purchasing AC systems online and why it can lead to quite the contrary.
1. PURCHASING AC SYSTEMS ONLINE LEAVES YOU WITH NO WARRANTY
Many people see the cheaper price from unauthorized online websites and think it’s the deal of the century. However, most of these units come without any warranty. If there is a service or product malfunction, all of the responsibility is on the homeowner. Repairs and replacement parts costs are sometimes even higher than what you would have originally paid for the unit. Many of these problems can also decrease the life of your system which in turn leads to having to purchase a new unit shortly after.
2. IMPROPER INSTALLATION LEADS TO A HIGHER CHANCE OF PROBLEMS
Most authorized HVAC companies will not install systems that were purchased online. This often leaves you with the option of having to hire a potentially less qualified mechanic or even installing the system yourself. Inadequate installation can cause the unit to run at very low efficiency, or even experience a full blowout. And remember, you most likely do not have a warranty. No one needs to be reminded that there are few things as miserable as having to live without air conditioning in the summer or no heat in the winter!
3. SIZING IS VERY IMPORTANT
While it may seem time consuming and unnecessary to hire a contractor to size your home for the appropriate unit, it is a critical step in choosing the right AC system for your home. If you purchase a unit that is too small, you could end up with parts of your home not being cooled properly. A unit that is too small would have to run constantly which leads to much higher energy bills and more exertion on the unit. A system that is too large will heat and cool your home too quickly and result in uneven temperatures which create humidity issues that can lead to mold and other allergens.
So as you can see, purchasing AC systems online do not always make life easier. If you would like to make an appointment for a consultation about a new HVAC unit with North Macon Heating and Cooling, call us today at (478) 405-9599 or visit our website.