With the spring weather finally starting to come around, it’s only a few short weeks until the summer air settles in and the humidity has us turning on our central air conditioning units. With this change in season upon us, it’s time to ask the question: is your home ready for the summer heat?
Should you replace your air conditioning unit?
Determining whether your air conditioning unit needs a simple tune-up or a total replacement relies on two factors: age and efficiency. If your air conditioning unit is more than 15 years old, a replacement may be your best bet. As air conditioning units age, they become less effective at pumping comfortable air into our homes. The more energy a unit uses to cool a home, the longer the unit stays on, and the higher your bill becomes.
Efficiency is another key thing to consider. If you’ve noticed your energy bills have been on the rise, you may want to consider replacing your unit. Newer air conditioning units are often smaller and more energy-efficient, resulting in lower energy bills and cost savings to you.
Although you may be concerned about how much it costs to replace a central air conditioning unit, with recent changes in technology and efficiency, replacing your system will help save energy and money in the long run.
Call Snell Heating and Air Conditioning to keep your family comfortable this summer.
Call a Professional
When replacing your air conditioning unit, always call on a professional HVAC installer. Air conditioning units are complex systems that require special equipment and a special set of skills that only a professional HVAC installer can provide.
Although your general contractor may suggest they are capable of installing, we advise against them doing so. With technological advances over the years, along with system upgrades, only a certified HVAC technician should be trusted with completing your central air conditioning installation.
Which Unit is Right for You?
When deciding on which type of air conditioning unit will best suit your family’s needs, your HVAC technician will consider a number of factors. A few of them that need to be considered when installing a new air conditioning unit include square footage, building materials, the installation of newer, high-efficiency doors and windows, and more. If you have made upgrades to your space, a smaller, more efficient unit may be all that you need to cool your space.
If you’re remodeling your home, call an HVAC technician at the beginning of the job. They may offer solutions that include newer, more efficient duct runs that can be installed prior to the completion of your project.
Let Snell Heating and Air Bring Comfort to Your Home!
At Snell Heating and Air Conditioning, we care about your family’s comfort. Our team of certified HVAC technicians are up-to-date on all the latest in air conditioning technology and installation guidelines. Whether you need a full air conditioning replacement or just a tune-up, our team will ensure your home’s air conditioning system is in top form before the humid summer air strikes.