Air conditioning replacement services in Chicago sometimes need to move fast. Ideally, you’ll have all the time you need to properly plan for a new air conditioning installation, but life isn’t always so accommodating. If you experience a sudden breakdown during an extreme heat wave, getting a new system up and running can be a matter of your health and safety. Specifics vary from case to case, and everyone’s circumstances are different. Here’s a general breakdown of what to do when you need a new air conditioner fast.
In the first case, make sure you can secure a location where you and your family can ride out the heat of the day while installation takes place. A public library is a good option, since they’re usually air conditioned and have plenty of books to read while you wait. You might also consider visiting an indoor shopping mall or taking your family to a movie. If you have friends or family members elsewhere with operating air conditioners, now may be a good time for a visit. The goal is to get the household out of the heat so you don’t have to suffer until your new system is installed.
Beyond that, it’s important to perform the correct estimates and calculations to help you quickly find the right air conditioner for you. Look at the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating of your old unit and try to pick a new one with a higher rating if you can. Measure the square footage of your home, and note any factors that could contribute to or detract from your new unit’s efficiency (such as extra insulation in the attic or big picture windows with a lot of sunlight exposure). Make sure you give all that information to your technician. It will help him find the right unit for you, and get it installed that much more quickly.
For more on what to do when you need a new air conditioner fast, talk to the experts at Shavitz Heating & Air Conditioning. We operate throughout Chicago, air conditioning is our specialty, and we know how to move with speed when circumstances dictate. Give us a call today!