Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Replacement’

Should You Install a Heat Pump Instead of a Traditional AC?

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Choosing an air conditioner for new installation can be tricky, but we’d like to help you narrow down your options with this suggestion: how about a heat pump? While you will still need a technician to help you find the right size for your home and a reasonable efficiency rating for your budget, deciding on a heat pump is a great first step to take toward long-lasting AC and heating for your home. (more…)

Should I Bother Replacing an Air Conditioner in the Fall?

Monday, September 8th, 2014

If your air conditioner breaks down in the middle of summer, you’ll want to call a technician for repairs or replacement right away. But what if you need a new air conditioning system well into the fall? Is it worth it to replace now, or should you wait until the cooling season returns?

Here in Huntsville, our summer temperatures can be unbearable, and nothing helps out like the feeling of lounging around in an air conditioned room. But if you wait to replace your air conditioner until the days get hot all over again, you may be without this convenience for too long. Replacing an air conditioner takes time. And if you wait until the cooling season begins, you may be without an air conditioner at the beginning of the warmer season.

When it comes to air conditioning replacement, you first have to choose which type of AC is right for your home. If you had a traditional air conditioner before, you may choose to replace it with a heat pump. Or you may even make the investment to save energy and reduce pollutants by installing a geothermal air conditioning system. This decision requires a lot of thought, and replacing your AC in the fall gives you time to discuss your options with a technician and with your family members.

Then, you have to find the right air conditioning service company to size and replace your unit. You’ll want to look around for experienced technicians with positive feedback online and a history of excellent service. You will also have to discuss the size of your home with the technician, as well as other factors that will help the technician determine which cooling capacity is right for your home. And finally, you’ll have to schedule a time that’s convenient for you. And when it’s just starting to get hot, you may have to cancel plans to make a sudden appointment. In the fall, you have more time to plan ahead.

For experienced technicians, talk to the air conditioning experts at Ardon Maintenance and ask about your options for air conditioning replacement in Huntsville.

What To Do When Air Conditioning Repairs Are Too Much

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Like most households, yours is probably on a budget, and that budget accounts for seasonal expenses like air conditioning. But what should you do if your expenses rise due to costly and/or repetitive repairs to your air conditioner? It may be time to replace, but there are a few considerations to review before moving ahead with your air conditioning replacement in Madisonville.

Repairing vs. Replacing

This is often the biggest challenge when considering whether or not it is time for an air conditioning replacement: is it better to continue repairing your current air conditioner or to replace it? Only you can truly decide what is in your best interest, but there are some common sense guidelines to follow. First, how much are you really spending on repairs in total to keep your air conditioner going? How does that number compare to the cost of installing a new one? Is it far less or almost the same amount?

Second, are you constantly repairing one particular part repeatedly? How much is this one part costing you overall? If you find yourself repeatedly fixing one part of your AC, it may be in your best interest to see how much this one item is costing you in both time and money.

What Is In Your Best Interest?

Once you’ve taken a good look at your repair expenses versus the cost of a replacement system, ask yourself this: is it in your best interest to keep your air conditioner running with these repairs, or it is better to replace it? If it isn’t completely clear, take things a step further and see what your future spending may look like with your current AC versus a new AC:

  • Energy efficiency – how energy efficient is your current air conditioner – does it have a SEER number of 13? If not, you may be paying more for monthly electricity than you would with a new system.
  • Being “Green” – air conditioners were notorious for emitting lots of greenhouse gases due to use of Freon as the refrigerant. Since 2006, use of Freon in new systems was outlawed and any new air conditioning products produced needed to use a more Earth-friendly refrigerant called R-410A. Does your air conditioner still use Freon?
  • Fewer Repairs – obviously one of the great benefits of a new system is that it will not require the level of repair an older one can. With regular maintenance, you can avoid costly repairs that may have been making a big dent in your wallet.

Are Your AC Bills Too Much? Speak with a Professional

Many factors that should be considered before replacing your air conditioner.

Before making any decisions, call Ardon Maintenance today and schedule an appointment with one of our AC replacement professionals.