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Air Conditioner Buyer’s Guide

If you are thinking about installing a new air conditioner in your Ohio home, you may feel lost or somewhat confused because of all the options that are available. Buying an air conditioner is a big purchase and is similar to buying a car—it’s a financial investment that takes regular maintenance and upkeep.

At Kellermeier, we understand that buying an air conditioner is a big deal—which is why we put together several things to consider before you make the purchase. Read below to learn more!

What to Consider Before Buying an Air Conditioner

  1. Your HVAC contractor. Buying a new central air conditioning unit means you have to go through a contractor who will purchase the unit from the dealer and install the unit—unfortunately, installing a new AC isn’t a DIY project. When selecting your HVAC contractor, look for a company that is licensed, has years of experience, and carries a reputable brand of air conditioning units. The most important day of your AC’s life is the day it’s installed. So, make sure your HVAC contractor is reputable and professional.
  2. The size of your home. Homes in the Toledo area come in all shapes and sizes—some are single one bedroom town-homes and some are six bedroom large family homes. For obvious reasons, an air conditioner meant for a one bedroom home would not function as well in a large six bedroom home. When you hire a professional contractor, he or she will know which unit will work efficiently in your sized home.
  3. Your budget. Air conditioners come in all shapes, sizes, and efficiently levels. When purchasing a new air conditioner, ensure you communicate with your contractor a comfortable budget you would like to stick to. That way, you and your contractor can work together to find an air conditioner you are happy with.
  4. Warranty availability. Because a new central air conditioner is an investment, you want to protect it. Annual maintenance and warranties are two ways to protect your air conditioner and to have it live to its full potential.

Professional HVAC Contractor in Northwest Ohio

If you are looking for a professional HVAC contractor in the Northwestern Ohio area, count on Kellermeier Plumbing & Heating. Don’t let our name fool you—since 1962, we have been Bowling Green, Toledo, and Perrysburg’s go-to HVAC company.

We install industry leading products at a price you can afford so you can ensure you have an air conditioner that will last for years to come. If you’re ready to install a new air conditioner in your Ohio home, count on Kellermeier today!

Contact us online or give us a call to schedule service.

AC Troubleshooting Tips

Is your air conditioner not producing cool air? Will it not even turn on? At Kellermeier, we understand that calling an air conditioner contractor might be a pricey call that not everyone is prepared for. Luckily, there are several common troubleshooting errors that you can fix yourself.

Below, we have the top problems your AC could experience and how you could fix them from home! If you feel uncomfortable fixing the issues below or are unsure how, call an HVAC professional to ensure the job is done right.

Top 5 AC Issues

  1. Dirty air filter. If your air conditioner is not producing cool air, it could be that you have a dirty air filter! You can purchase an air filter at any hardware store and replace this at home.
  2. Dirty evaporator. Blowing warm air could also indicate that your evaporator is dirty. These are cleaned during regular maintenance; however, if you do not schedule maintenance you may have to clean them yourself.
  3. Thermostat error. Did you, your spouse, or child change the thermostat? If you notice it being extra warm in your home, check your thermostat to ensure it is on a comfortable temperature and is on cool.
  4. Breaker or electrical problem. Will your AC not turn on? Before you call an AC repairman, check to ensure your unit is plugged in the whole way and it did not trip a breaker. If these two items are in check, DO NOT try to fix any electrical issue without a professional.
  5. Duct holes. If your AC seems to be working fine, but air is not transferring from your unit to a room, there may be a hole in your ductwork. Most ductwork needs to be looked at by a professional.

When to Call an AC Repair Specialist

If you have checked all of the above issues and your air conditioner is still not working properly, it may be time to call an HVAC specialist. Your air conditioner is a big investment that keeps your home in Ohio cool at least four months out of the year. Without it, you could be sweating through the night or sitting in front of a fan all summer long.

If your AC isn’t working properly, call Kellermeier Plumbing & Heating for professional and experienced repairs. We can inspect your air conditioner to pinpoint the problem, give you an estimate, and fix the problem—most of the time that same day!

If you’re ready to call and schedule an air conditioner repair in northwestern Ohio, call Kellermeier today!