Professional AC Replacement Services
When properly maintained, an air conditioning unit will last approximately ten years. Depending on how long you are in your home, you may go through several AC units. If you believe that your unit is nearing the end of its life expectancy, you might want to start looking for a replacement now.
AC units usually break down when we are in the middle of summer. Numerous families simply need a comfortable living space as quickly as time permits and wind up settling on rushed choices about their replacements. Don’t let that happen to your family. Contact an AC replacement professional before the next hot season starts to discuss your options. They can assess your home’s requirements and make sure that your next unit is compatible.
If you suddenly found one day that your AC unit is not working, all you have to do is make a call to the AC service professionals to have it running again. For more information, check out our air conditioning replacement literature.
AC Repair vs AC Replacement
If your unit has a problem and it is nowhere near to being used for 10 years, then it is understandable that you don’t want it to be replaced yet. Repair work might cost less upfront, but in the long term they can add up. If you are trying to decide if it is best to repair or replace, see below for our recommendations to help you make an informed decision.
Unit is nearing the ten year mark
If the air conditioning unit that you are using is already ten years old it may be high time that you start your search for its replacement. A lot of times the recurring repairs that are done on an old unit would turn out to be more expensive than just replacing the AC unit altogether.
Unit sustained minor damage to an internal part
If there is a part in the AC unit that is not working and replacing it is easy to do then this means you don’t have to buy a new AC unit yet. One needs to take the age of the air conditioner into consideration. However, if it is not that old, you could repair parts at economical prices. This will give you many more years with your air conditioner and it will suit your pocket much better than even considering a replacement.
Unit is leaking refrigerant
It’s a bad sign if your AC unit is leaking any type of liquid, especially refrigerant. Leaking refrigerant may necessitate a repair that’s expensive enough to make replacement a more cost-effective option.
Unit needs a new compressor
When an air conditioning unit requires a new compressor this is a significant repair. In some instances, like when an AC unit is quite old, purchasing a new one may end up being the more affordable option versus making repairs.
Recently added more space to your home
If you have made adjustments to your home, you should consider upgrading your device to make it suit the new needs of your home. More space to cool can be stressful to a small unit, so it’s imperative to have a unit that matches the requirements of your home and its space. The professional can take measurements of your house and recommend to you the best AC unit for it.
Unit not cooling the house to your preferences
While issues with the temperature inside the home can be traced to the unit, they can also be caused by something wrong with the vents, insulation or ductwork. Don’t jump to the conclusion that your unit needs to be replaced until you’ve had your system inspected by an experienced professional.
What types of AC units are available today?
When you are deciding to replace your AC unit, this is seen as a major decision for the home. As technology constantly changes and improves, chances are there are quite a few more options to consider now than when you last purchased an AC unit. A professional can walk you through your choices and assist you with finding the best fit for your home’s needs.
A split system is the most common and popular type of AC unit, where a unit containing the condenser coil is positioned outside and an indoor HVAC unit with an evaporator coil is inside. These units are often best used in homes with already established ductwork, and the market already has units that are energy efficient. In milder climates, heat pumps are popular with a geothermal variation for colder places.
Houses that do not come with ductwork typically use the ductless mini-split system that makes use of blowers that are mounted on walls in different rooms. If there are rooms that do not need to be cooled, these systems can be useful in reducing costs. If they’re used to cool the entire home, however, they can actually cost more than an HVAC unit.