How to Choose a Model of a New AC

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Just Replacing the Outside Unit

If your just looking to replace the outside unit it is important that the components match up with the inside unit. In that you'll want to speak with a dealer, reseller, or the manufacturer themselves to ensure that the outdoor unit you're purchasing will connect properly to the inside evaporator coil.

Don't Be Brand Specific

The truth is that many brands are ultimately produced by one parent company. Also true is that many of the components are ultimately manufactured by just a few companies across all brands. Here's what matters:

  • Warranty: How many years is the warranty? Is it just parts, or parts and labor?
  • Cabinetry: What materials and structural engineering went into the cabinet? Does it have a hail guard? What's the insulation factor?
  • Compressor: The compressor is the most expensive part of the unit. This is what you'll want to compare apples to apples with amongst units.

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