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Save Money: New air conditioners are much more efficient and save you money right away on your monthly utility bills.
Costly Repairs: If the cost of repairing the old air conditioner is more than few hundred dollars and you intend to own/occupy the home for several more years, you’ll save money with a new cooling system.
Environmentally Friendly: Many of the older models use refrigerants that are harmful to the ozone layer. Most new air conditioners conform to the requirements of Energy Star and work toward protecting the environment from the effects of greenhouse gases. Greater Convenience: A new air conditioner makes life easier given that they are usually quieter, have a longer life and include a parts and labor warranty.
AC Maintenance and Repair
Air Conditioner Repair Service Regular A/C maintenance by a qualified HVAC technician is one of the most important steps you can take to prevent future cooling system problems. Plan your AC tune-ups in the spring. Regular AC maintenance will not only help save on energy costs, it will also help extend the life of your air conditioner unit and the costs of early replacement.
Air Conditioner Maintenance You Can Do At Home
While routine, professional assessments of your air conditioning unit are essential, proper air conditioner maintenance starts at home. The following tips can be used to help maintain your system:
Change Furnace Filter-- Dirt can build up in the system if the furnace filter is not changed frequently. Check your filter every month, especially during the summer and winter when use is heavy. A clean filter will promote better air quality and a more efficient system.
Clean Vents -- Warm air is drawn in, cooled, and delivered to your home through the vents. Over time dust will settle on them and should be cleaned off several times a year.
Brush Condenser Coil -- A clean outdoor unit (condenser) produces cooler air while using less energy. Sometime in the spring, use a vacuum, brush or hose to clean the condenser. Contact an AC service technician if you are unsure how to properly perform this step.
16 Point AC Tune-Up
- Test and Cycle Air Conditioner
- Calibrate Thermostat and Proper Operations
- Check Temperature Drops Across Evaporator Coil
- Check And Adjust Airflow
- Check And Flush Condensate Drain Line
- Check Air Conditioner Circuit Breakers
- Check And Cycle Defrost Control
- Check Electrical Disconnect Box
- Inspect Condenser Fan Motor Operations And Lubricate As Necessary
- Inspect And Tighten Electrical Connections
- Visually Inspect For Minor Leaks
- Inspect And Test Start/ Run Capacitors And Relays
- Test Operations And Condition Of Compressor Contractor
- Inspect Blower Assembly Operation, Lubricate And Adjust As Necessary
- Check Amperage Of Compressor For Proper Power Operations
- Clean Outdoor Condenser Coil And Remove Debris From Unit
When to Replace your Air Conditioner
Old Equipment: If your equipment is more than 10 years old, consider replacing with newer, more efficient Air Conditioning System.
High Energy Bills: While electricity rates fluctuate each month, if your energy bills have skyrocketed there may be something wrong with your air conditioner. Our technicians will verify that you are using the correctly sized unit for your property and take you through a list of possible scenarios that may be the cause of your high utility bills.
Humid Indoor Air: When the air in your home feels moist and clammy, your unit may be suffering from a significant operational problem. Air conditioners pull moisture from the air during a cooling cycle; when that doesn’t occur, you may have a problem. A new air conditioner installation may be your best bet to save money and keep your family comfortable.
Refrigerant Leak: If you have a leak in your air conditioning system, the refrigerant charge (amount of refrigerant in the system) may become too low to keep up with the cooling needs of your home.
Change in Outdoor Airflow: If the condenser experiences reduced air flow or higher outdoor temperatures, the capacity of the air conditioner may become compromised.
Frozen Evaporator Coil: When the airflow through the evaporator is restricted, the coil will likely freeze. In time, a frozen coil will damage the compressor.