Tips for buying an a/c in Yuma AZ. The best air conditioners installed in Yuma are done by qualified professionals. Quite frankly - you get what you pay for!
Central air conditioning buying guide
-Last updated: May 2014-
"The most and least reliable
While Consumer Reports would like to provide you with brand and model ratings of central air-conditioning systems, it would not be practical because there are so many variables to consider, including a home's size and design, and how the air-conditioning unit is installed. In fact, a significant variable affecting performance is the quality and construction of the duct distribution system. Poorly designed or installed ductwork can cause improper cooling, noise and even equipment failure."
"Poorly designed or installed ductwork can cause improper cooling, noise and even equipment failure."
"Hire your own installer
Our research showed a strong correlation between repairs and installation. For central air conditioning, 19 percent of systems installed by new-home builders failed compared with 12 percent installed by homeowners who hired their own contractor. The gap was even wider for heat-pump units, where 28 percent of the builder-installed units failed compared with 18 percent for owner-installed systems."
There is more than just duct work that makes a comfort system work well and worry free. If you need a "split system" where part of the unit is inside or in the attic and the other part is outside, then there is the proper charge to worry about, and the freon line sizes, not mention the contamination possiblities. This too can ware out your new system prematurely and cause discomfort.
I have been designing and installing comfort systems for over 40 years. There is only one way to be sure that it is installed correctly and it must be from a contractor that is only interested in doing it the right way every time and guarantee it in writing. THE ONLY WAY!! Price can only be lower if shortcuts are made that will hurt your system, your comfort, and in the long run your pocket book. You will get what you pay for.