If your home's AC unit breaks down consistently, creates safety hazards, or is just really old, these are signs to replace it with something new. An AC replacement isn't that difficult of a process to manage as long as you take these steps.
Sell the Old Unit's Parts
One of the first things that happens during an AC replacement is the removal of the old unit. You may not be sure what to do with it. Realize that some of your unit's parts may be in good condition still and that means you can sell them for a profit.
So even though the new unit is no longer of use to your property, you can still sell certain parts and make money from an interested buyer. Some parts you might be able to sell include hoses, condensers, compressors, and suction valves. Just make sure a professional helps you inspect said components, so you can see what is and isn't worth selling.
Have an HVAC Contractor Assess the Property Before Choosing the New System
You may be eager to choose a new AC unit that your family will rely on for the next decade presumably. However, before you start looking at units and comparing specs, make sure an HVAC contractor comes to your home and performs a detailed cooling assessment.
It's needed to see just how big the new AC unit needs to be to provide every part of your home with adequate cooling. The assessment won't take very long and it's your ticket to a compatible AC unit that continues to work efficiently long-term.
Make Sure Home is Ready For a Replacement
A number of things will happen throughout a residential AC replacement. For example, multiple contractors will show up, set up equipment, and adjust parts of your property if necessary. So that these activities play out smoothly the entire time, make sure your home is truly ready for an AC replacement.
If you have pets, be sure to keep them contained in a room that the contractors won't need to access. Any belongings that are in the way need to be relocated, at least until the replacement is finished. Finally, talk with your installer to see what other preparations are necessary for a smooth and efficient AC replacement.
If you have a faulty AC unit that needs to be replaced, it's your responsibility to meticulously plan out the replacement. As long as you take your time, major mistakes can be avoided.