When You Need Air Conditioner Installation
Studies show that close to 90% of households in the United States had an air conditioner in 2020. This alarming statistic shows the popularity of AC system installations. Since air conditioners have a limited lifetime, it is crucial to determine when to replace your existing unit to continue enjoying ideal temperatures and high indoor air quality.
The following are indicators that you need to install a new air conditioning system.
If you always call maintenance professionals, you need to have a new AC unit installed. Repairs will be costly each time the air conditioner fails. With repairs comes the chance of missing original parts and resulting in improvising, leading to mismatched components.
The constant repairs also bring about another cost. Due to the strains of repair, the AC system uses more power, and you end up suffering twice—paying bills and also paying the repair and maintenance professionals.
The SEER ratio will guide you on the efficiency of your unit. If the SEER is high, then your AC unit is efficient. Different regions have different requirements for SEER. Research the regulations in your zone to ensure you keep up with the law.
An air conditioner is more frustrating and expensive to maintain over time than other household appliances. A good AC system can last as long as 20 years. Although 20 years is the average timeline, you should begin to prepare for a new system after your current one has offered over ten years of service. This saves you money that would have gone to repairs and maintenance.
If your air conditioner has the R22 refrigerant, it is an old model, and you should consider replacing it. To accurately determine whether it runs on R22, confirm whether it was installed earlier than 2010. All air conditioners installed earlier than this date use R22 and should be replaced. The requirement by law to have the R22 replaced is because it impacts the ozone layer negatively.
Comfort in your house can also guide you on the choice of whether to change your air conditioner or not. Observe whether your home feels too humid or gathers dust frequently. Pay attention to your thermostat. Is it colder by some degrees so that the house feels cool? If, upon observation, you realize that your house is ever humid and that dust is frequently accumulating on surfaces, then you know you need a change.
To conclude, a good air conditioner means improved life expectancy. Fresh air and a clean environment all contribute to a healthy life. Seek professional guidance as you plan for an AC replacement.