Air Conditioner Replacement
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 repair their air conditioner or to replace it. 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 savings you’ll achieve with a new air conditioner: 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.