At what point should I be considering replacing my air conditioning unit?
If you air conditioner is over 10 years old, you may want to consider changing your outdoor unit . Additional signs to look for include a steady increase in monthly energy costs as well as an increase in AC repairs made to the system.
What does the size mean?
The right air conditioner for your home is essential to maintaining a certain level of comfort. Consider the number of windows in your home, the age of the home itself, the quality of the insulation and the quality of the ventilation in the home. Take into account the size of the unit when shopping for a replacement to make sure that energy costs remain consistent and under control.
When is the best time to replace your air conditioning system?
The best time to replace your system is during times when they are less in demand. Purchasing a new system in the middle of the summer will cost substantially more than replacing the system during a cooler time of the year like fall.
Is there anything I should be looking for when determining whether or not it’s time to replace my system?
It’s always recommended to assess the health of the duct system. The duct system may have serious leakage issues. If this is the case, you will be investing in an air conditioning system designed to lower energy costs while being unable to reap the full benefits. An HVAC technician can assist you with resolving any duct leakage problems.
Are there any risks associated with replacing my system on my own?
There are dangers that come with choosing the wrong system. Installing the system that isn’t quite right for your home leads to deadly carbon monoxide poisoning. Issues like mold growth can also occur as well. Chronic illnesses can develop when the incorrect system is chosen.
What if I were to hire someone to replace my system? How much can I expect to pay?
On the conservative end, one can expect to pay approximately $5,000 for a relatively straightforward installation. An experienced technician can match you to the system most appropriate for your cooling needs. A technician can also help you avoid numerous safety risks that come with installing a unit.
What are the replacement options available to me?
You can choose between a split system or central air system. A split system has two components. One is placed outside and runs the exterior components while the air distribution is handled by a separate unit located inside the home. The other option is a central air conditioning unit. The central air conditioning unit is a quieter system. It consists of a condensing unit and an evaporative unit. If sized properly, it will cool the home efficiently.
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