Noisy duct work, stale air and / or warm spots should get your attention. They're all strong signs that you're in need of a prompt service call. At times, it's best to go with the cost of complete or partial replacement over repairs.
There are 3 basic areas to consider when making that decision. Take a close look at the efficiency, operation and maintenance aspects to help you determine if a scheduled AC replacement should be on your agenda.
Optimum Efficiency Will Save You Money Over Time
Hesitating to replace air conditioner that's no longer capable of running efficiently is like posting the chance to save money. In fact, it's even worse – it's costing you more to continue to operate it.
How do you know when your air conditioner is inefficient? One huge sign post is when your energy costs creep up as your comfort level swoops down. You know there's something seriously wrong when you just do not get the cool environment that you're paying for.
Modern Units Bring Greater Savings
The most popular residential air conditioner today can reduce energy consumption by up to 50% while delivering optimal cooling. The older your cooling system is, the greater your energy savings are apt to be with a change out.
Today's commercial cooling options include heating and cooling systems that give you maximum temperature and energy-saving control. Electronic panels make it easy to include or exclude rooms and entire zones. Programmable timing deliver cool comfort when and where you need it, saving even more energy and money when you do not.
Repairs Over Time Can Cost More Than Replacement
When your existing air conditioning unit requires frequent service calls, it does not take long for the expenses to add up. Even a few repairs each year can put a dent in the overall operating budget. Professional replacement lowers energy consumption and cost, while delivering greater repair-free operating time.
Selecting The Best Replacement Heating and Cooling System
It's extremely important to have the right capacity for your structure's needs. Selecting a unit that's too-high capacity will wreak havoc with humidity control. Choosing a too-low capacity unit will leave you sweltering when the temperatures soar.
Aside from selecting the most appropriate air conditioning unit for your needs, it has to be installed in the best location, have the right type and amount of insulation and professionally mapped-out and installed duct work.
Advantages Of Planning Ahead
Planning ahead for your air conditioner change out gives you plenty of time to consider all of the available options after a thorough inspection of your current system. It's best to avoid having to decide on a replacement unit after your existing one either fails completely or is gasping its last breath and can not function adequately to keep up with the demand for cool air.
You've heard of Mr. Murphy. His law says that your inefficient, struggling equipment is going to give up when you need it the most – the hottest, most humid days! That's when there's a surge of procrastinators calling in for urgent repairs.