One of the most significant purchases you will have to make as a homeowner is adding or replacing your home’s HVAC unit. With so much at stake, you must consider every aspect of the decision.

If you’re looking to upgrade your HVAC unit, it’s wise to consider getting a system that fits your home’s exact needs. Below we cover the main factors you need to consider when purchasing a central air conditioning unit.


Having the right unit size for the specifications of your home is an essential factor for energy efficiency, comfort, cost, and your home’s indoor air quality. On the other hand, a unit that is too small will struggle to keep up with your home’s needs and cost a fortune due to lengthier cycles.

A unit that is too big for your home will naturally be more energy-efficient due to the speed at which it can cool your home. However, this process of turning on and off again repeatedly throughout the day can cause issues both for the comfort of your home and maintenance throughout the year.


The worst thing for any homeowner is to pay a small fortune for a new unit and its installation, only to pay hundreds of dollars every month because of poor efficiency. Many aspects affect your home’s energy efficiency, such as insulation, windows, and doors. Your unit still plays a significant role in your monthly bill.

One of the best things you can do for your home’s energy efficiency is to get a unit that works with a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats allow you to precisely program when want your unit to cool your home, decreasing the cost of unnecessary cooling.


As mentioned earlier, having a unit that is constantly running or flipping between on and off throughout the day can quickly cause issues or even failure for your unit’s parts. To avoid these issues, you need to have a professional inspect your home to find a unit that best suits your needs.

Bacon Plumbing Heating Air Electric will help you with the essential aspects to consider when replacing your air conditioning unit, such as the brand, type of cooling system, size of the AC unit, and price. Whether you need assistance with updating your HVAC system or you are experiencing frequent problems with your existing unit, our Dallas-Fort Worth AC installation technicians at Bacon can provide the solution you need. With 24/7 availability, we can expertly assess your home’s unique needs to determine the best course of action for air conditioning installation or replacement.

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