Residential Air Conditioner Replacement Service
The comfort and health of your family depend on having an air conditioner that keeps you cool all year. If your system is old, more efficient systems are now available to help reduce your utility bills. Or, if your air conditioning equipment is no longer functioning properly, it might be time for certified HVAC specialists to replace it instead of repairing it.
As your AC system gets older, it becomes less efficient. That doesn't only mean higher utility bills—it means less comfort on hot, humid days.
With a new, energy-efficient system, you can cut those cooling bills and stay comfortable at all times. But there are many options available to you. Is your current setup right for your home and your part of the country? What is your current unit's Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating? Would a different type of HVAC system serve you better?
You should know that as a leading air conditioner replacement company, ARS®/Rescue Rooter® is the preferred source for AC replacement. When you need experts to replace AC system equipment, we are the service to call.
That's where we can help. All AC installation providers are not alike. Contact us to schedule a no-cost, expert analysis of the benefits of replacing your system and learn more about our customized air conditioning installation services—which are backed by our Exceptional Service Guarantee.
Signs Your Air Conditioner Unit Needs to Be Replaced
A variety of signs can point to the fact that your system requires replacement, including:
- Utility bills are much higher than usual: When AC equipment is no longer functioning at optimum efficiency, it has to work harder, using more energy to produce the normal amount of cooling you’ve come to expect. If you’ve examined recent utility statements and find them bigger than usual, it can be an indication of a failing air conditioner.
- Strange sounds: The normal whirring of the motor or sound of air moving through ducting isn’t a cause for concern. If you detect loud noises, screeching, or buzzing sounds, it’s time to bring in an HVAC professional to inspect and diagnose the system.
- System keeps cycling on and off: This phenomenon is also known as “short cycling.” It can be an indication that the AC equipment is struggling to maintain the correct temperature in your home.
- Unpleasant odors: If your family smells something bad coming out of the air conditioner, it can be a cause for concern. Moisture buildup from a leak can lead to microbes growing. Bring in an HVAC professional to see if your system needs replacement.
- Air conditioner blows hot air: Something has gone wrong. It might be an issue with the thermostat being set incorrectly or turned to heating mode instead of cooling. However, if the system takes more than five minutes to start delivering conditioned air, call us to have a technician inspect it.
Should I Replace or Repair My Air Conditioner?
Prudent homeowners with an eye on their budget will want to double-check if it’s better to get AC repair or to replace their AC unit entirely. Issues to consider:
Age of The System
Typically, an air conditioner provides useful service for as many as 15 years. If the previous owner of your home installed it more than a decade ago, it’s likely time to put in a new system. This is especially true if you don’t have a clear idea of how the previous owner maintained or repaired the equipment.
Time to “Go Green”
Families who are concerned about their carbon footprint will want to install a new system, since it will be far more efficient than an aging air conditioner. Using less energy means fewer resources are required.
Compare the Estimated Cost of Repairs to the Installation Savings
While it costs more to install a new replacement AC system, you also have to take into account the total cost of ownership. If your monthly cooling bills will decline, thanks to a new, more efficient air conditioner, that should figure into your budget and decision-making process. Plus, you have to anticipate more repair bills in the future if you keep your old setup.
Can You Install an AC Unit Yourself?
While it’s admirable when homeowners want to take care of AC unit installation on their own, generally, this is not the preferred route.
That’s because installing equipment without being a certified HVAC professional generally means you are voiding the manufacturer’s warranty. Local ordinances may also forbid anyone other than a professional taking care of this task.
Hiring an AC replacement company such as ARS/Rescue Rooter can ensure that experts will install your system according to industry best practices. This gives you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have a guarantee for the work we perform.
Professional Air Conditioner Replacement Service You Can Trust
The HVAC technicians at ARS/Rescue Rooter have years of experience installing, maintaining, and repairing AC units. Our Exceptional Service Guarantee spells out that we will work tirelessly to see that you will be satisfied with your new air conditioner installation.
We pledge to call you before arrival, and we will treat your home as if it was our own, using shoe covers and drop cloths to keep everything clean. If you have any questions about our approach to air conditioner replacement or are ready to book an appointment for service, please connect with us today.
The AC Installation Process
If you’re considering AC installation for your home, now is the perfect time to buy. Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, you could earn tax credits by installing a new energy-efficient system. Under the new act, homeowners may be able save to up to $3,200 on home comfort equipment that meet energy efficiency requirements. For more information on these savings, ask your Comfort Advisor about equipment eligibility or read more about tax credits here. We are not licensed tax professionals, so you should consult a tax advisor for any tax advice and to confirm your eligibility.
Next, it’s a good idea to know what you’re getting into with AC installation before the technicians arrive. This preparation can give you peace of mind, especially when you see all the work that goes into air conditioning install service.
The process begins with an evaluation of your existing equipment to check for leaks or any other issues that might impact the performance of your new system. This is generally when any repairs to your current infrastructure are performed. The next step in air conditioning replacement is the removal of the outmoded unit.
Once the old unit has been removed, it’s time to install the AC unit replacement. This portion of the work may involve replacing piping or electrical and ductwork connections, if the hookups differ in any way. Electrical connections are checked, and refrigerant is added to the system per the manufacturer’s instructions at this time, as well.
After all this has been completed, the technician will connect your new air conditioner and test it to ensure everything is working the way it should. If it passes the test, this is usually when a new thermostat is installed or the existing one checked. After a final check to make sure your new HVAC system is in good working order, you should receive a few reminders about proper AC maintenance services.
As a leading residential air conditioner replacement company, ARS®/Rescue Rooter® is the preferred source for AC replacement in all types of homes. Whether you live in a split-level, single-story, or multi-level home, we have the expertise and experience to replace your AC system equipment with precision and efficiency. When you need experts to handle your AC replacement needs, we are the service to call.
To schedule your first appointment for your new AC, get in touch with our representatives today.
At ARS®/Rescue Rooter®, we understand the unique features of split-level homes. Homes with multiple levels have different cooling protocols, and our technicians know how to provide them. We offer expert air conditioning installation to help ensure that you get the effective cooling you need in every room of your home.LEARN MORE »