If you've been thinking about investing in a new home air conditioning system, there's no better time to do so than now. The summer is just around the corner and with it will come scorching hot temperatures that you'll surely want to do your best to avoid. However, given how undeniably costly these systems can be, you may be feeling a little apprehensive about moving forward with the process, which is why we've decided to team up with our friends at Winsupply of El Paso to bring you these 5 helpful tips to guide you through it.

1. Choose a unit that's energy efficient

To save the most amount of money possible, try to install the highest efficiency units possible. These systems are designed to provide the most amount of comfort while using the least amount of energy, resulting in lower monthly and annual costs for you.

2. Upgrade your home's insulation

Another great way to keep your energy costs low is by upgrading the insulation in your home. The EPA estimates that a well-insulated home can save an average of 15% on cooling costs (or an average of 11% on total energy costs).

3. Get multiple estimates

You're going to need a contractor to get the job done, but you should never go with the first one you find. Be sure to get multiple estimates from different contractors and compare them to make sure you are getting what you asked for.

4. Don't forget about warranties

Whenever you have new equipment installed, it's always a good idea to go online and have it registered so you can get the standard 10-year warranty. Champion Heating and Cooling also offers an extremely low cost on an extended 10-year labor warranty.

5. Ask about financing options

Much like buying a new car or home, there are financing options for your new air conditioning system too. Ask the installing contractor about the Synchrony Financial financing program in conjunction with Champion Heating and Cooling.

Looking for air conditioner parts in El Paso?

With a 32,000 square foot warehouse located at 1465 Henry Brennan, Winsupply of El Paso is the largest and most trusted supplier of HVAC systems in our area and has everything you need to help you stay cool this summer. Give them a call today at (915) 859-3817 or visit them online at www.winsupplyelpaso.com.

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