Burlington AC Replacement
As a homeowner, you will at some point find yourself faced with the difficult decision of whether or not to replace your air conditioner in Burlington, NC. There are many factors to consider when making this decision: the age of your system, how efficiently it’s running, the cost of repairs, the comfort level in your home, etc. Here are some of the most important things to look for.
How old is your air conditioner? If your system is 10 or more years old, it most likely needs to be replaced. When an air conditioner gets old it doesn’t run as efficiently. It won’t cool as well, it will need to run more often, and your energy costs will go up. New air conditioners are designed to run as efficiently as ever. They are quieter, use less energy, and make your home more comfortable. The cost of a new system will be offset by the amount of money you will save in energy costs.
Another problem with an old system is that it may still use R22 Freon as coolant. The federal government is phasing out R22 Freon in lieu of a new refrigerant that is more energy efficient. If your system still uses Freon or if it needs repairs that have anything to do with coolant, it may be a good time to replace your system. Eventually it will be necessary.
Even if your system is not yet 10 years old, it still may be running at low efficiency. This will be noticeable in your energy bill, if it goes up and continues to be higher than usual. Other signs of inefficiency are excessive humidity and uneven temperatures throughout the home. If simple repairs are not able to correct these issues, it may be time to schedule an energy audit or estimate on a new system.
If your air conditioner needs repairs, weigh the cost of the repairs against the price of a new system. Most likely the repairs will cost less than replacing the entire system in the immediate future. But in the long run, you will most likely find that replacing your system will save you money on future repairs. If it seems that your system needs repaired often, you should probably replace it.
A common problem with air conditioners is that your home just doesn’t cool well enough to be comfortable. This can mean your system is not running properly. But it can also mean that the air conditioner that was installed is not the correct size for your home. Air conditioning systems come in different sizes based on the square footage of your home. If the system you have isn’t big enough, it won’t be able to cool your home. It may be time to upgrade to a bigger air conditioner.
If you are unsure if your AC system needs to be replaced, Alamance Oil Company can help. Trained technicians can evaluate your system and determine the best course of action. Alamance Oil Company serves Burlington and the surrounding areas and we are available 24 hours for emergencies. Call 336-226-9371 or visit our website: www.berico.com.