The most important day in your air conditioner’s life is the day it’s first installed.
In fact, some of the most common problems that occur with air conditioners are not the fault of the equipment – they can usually be traced back to the installation itself!
Sure, you can have a complete compressor failure before the warranty expires, but that’s not the usual situation – more likely, an air conditioner installer was rushing through your job so he could get to the next one.
If you are trying to decide whether you need a complete HVAC replacement or if you want to try to salvage your existing unit, or even if you only need a second opinion before you spend $6,000 to replace your air conditioner, call the experts at Air Doctor Heating and Air Conditioning today!
Air Conditioner Installation
Air conditioner installations involve four basic system components – the equipment itself, the refrigeration loop (piping, etc.), the electrical power supply and wiring harnesses, and the air handler / air distribution system to move the air throughout the home. The equipment manufacturer – whether it’s Trane, Carrier, Bryant, York or anyone else – is only responsible for one of those four components: the equipment itself. The other three components are all under the control of your installer. As a result, it is absolutely critical to have your air conditioner installed by a company who will get it right the first time. At Air Doctor Heating and Air Conditioning, we don’t take shortcuts when it comes to our air conditioner installation services. We take pride in all of our air conditioner installations and we guarantee that your air conditioner will last for years to come. If you want reliable air conditioner installation from a local company that you can trust, call us today!
Air Conditioner Replacement vs Air Conditioner Repair
Are you experiencing problems with your air conditioner? There are several things to consider before you decide if you want to repair your old air conditioner or replace your AC unit with a new, higher efficiency air conditioner. Before getting your air conditioner replaced, ask yourself these questions:
How old is my equipment?
Like all machinery, air conditioners have a limited lifespan – usually about 10 to 15 years. If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old and is starting to show signs of wear and tear, a simple repair job may no longer make sense – air conditioner replacement will save you money in the long run.
How much are the repair bills?
If air conditioner repairs costing a few hundred dollars are becoming a regular occurrence, you should seriously consider air conditioner replacement. Consistent, expensive repairs are generally a sign of more problems to come, so it might just make sense to consider the replacement of your old air conditioner.
What was the original SEER?
New air conditioners often have SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) ratings of 13 or more, meaning they have less of an environmental impact and cost less to run than older air conditioners. In the long run, replacing your old air conditioner with a newer, high efficiency air conditioner could save you hundreds of dollars a year on your energy bills.