When it comes to selecting a central air conditioning system, there are many decisions to be made. While you can often trust the guidance of a trained professional, it is good to have a basic knowledge of your own so that you’re comfortable in knowing you are not buying too much or too little.

Did you know that Utah and all other states have legislated requirements for licensing and insurance for HVAC professionals?  You will be happy to know that Lee’s Heating and Air Conditioning of Salt Lake City is fully licensed and bonded to meet and exceed all regulations.  Lee’s also goes the extra mile by conducting regular weekly trainings and education programs for all of our service technicians.  There is a reason Lee’s was named the 2014 American Standard dealer of the year and you can count on Lee’s going above and beyond your expectations for quality work and exceptional service.

You will also want to make sure the equipment you are buying is ENERGY STAR compliant. It may seem like a small thing, but it isn’t. Products that are ENERGY STAR compliant can save you a lot of money in energy costs over the year. It can be over $100 easily, sometimes a lot more.  For maximum efficiency, place outdoor units in a shady spot. The unit will have to do less work cooling this air.

Your contractor should provide a home assessment. Not every HVAC solution is for everyone. Your home could have special needs for heating and cooling. Your Lee’s contractor will do a walk around of your space to judge what is best for your home.  You can also install a programmable thermostat to save energy costs. Turning down the thermostat around 10 percent for 8 hours per day can give you a 10 percent savings on your utility bills. Additionally, some of the new thermostats can be controlled remotely through your computer or smart phone providing you with exceptional control over your settings.

Purchasing a central air conditioning system can be confusing, but with a little information to help guide you in the right direction, it can make the buying process a lot smoother. If you have additional questions or want to discuss your choices with a professional technician at Lee’s, please feel free to contact our super friendly staff by calling (801) 747-LEES (5337) or fill out the service request form on this page or on our main website www.leesheatac.com.  Our goal is to help your home be a comfortable place you can enjoy all year round.