During the sweltering summer months, no one wants a broken air conditioning unit. Malfunctioning air conditioners can lead to tremendous discomfort, even dehydration. Stay cool during the summer months by checking the integrity of your air conditioner on a regular basis.
Repair or Replace?
AC replacement can be expensive and overwhelming, so before taking the plunge and getting a new system, first determine whether your system needs replacing or just a few repairs. First, look at the age of the system. A system that is between ten and fifteen years old, or one that has been repaired multiple times, typically requires replacement. Air conditioning systems generally last around ten years, so if the repairs are expensive and the system is old, replacement should occur. Aside from the age, consider the unit’s energy efficiency. Take a look at your most recent energy bill. Are your costs increasing? The air conditioner or its parts could be responsible for such an increase. If the air conditioner cannot function at optimal levels and produce optimal savings for your family, it may be worth looking into a new unit. Finally, consider AC replacement if the system is leaking coolant. Repairing a leak and replacing the coolant of an air conditioning system proves costly; therefore, it makes sense to replace the unit altogether.
What Should an HVAC Technician Offer Me?
First of all, look for a company that takes AC replacement seriously. Heat, especially in southern states, can be dangerous healthwise. A company that offers immediate repairs, such as twenty-four hour turnaround times, should take precedence. In addition to the immediacy factor, look for a company that can offer quality brands, a solid reputation, and free estimates. Listen to the contractors when they come to check out your system. Sometimes, calculations can be made about what kind of system you need based on the size of your home or the space to be cooled. These calculations offer valuable information to help you make an informed decision about replacing your current system. If you find that you need AC replacement in the near future, contact Suncoast Heating & Cooling LLC for your needs. You can also connect them on Facebook for more updates.