Though we still have some cool weather ahead, warmer temperatures are on their way. Before we know it, it’ll be spring, then summer, and you’ll be cranking up your air conditioner. However, if you noticed troubling symptoms last summer, you might be wondering if you should replace your air conditioning system before this cooling season. Well-maintained systems typically last 10-15 years, but this is dependent on a variety of factors, like how often you use your AC. Read below for indicators that it could be time to replace your unit. (more…)
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Your air conditioner can’t wave a white flag when it’s ready to give up, but it will display signs that its tenure is at an end. Summer is obviously not the best time for a new air conditioning installation in New Haven, but it does happen. What are some of the signs you should be looking for? Here is a short list our Celco Heating and Air Conditioning technicians have put together to help you:
- Frequent repairs – we love our customers, but are we seeing you too much? Frequent repairs are not only inconvenient, they can add up to be quite costly. In fact, they can sometimes add up to the cost of a new system. If this is the case with your AC, it may be time to look at purchasing a new system.
- Age – is your air conditioner more than 10 years old? If so, you may be losing out on energy efficiency. It’s estimated that today’s air conditioners are as much as 60% more efficient than models from just 10 years ago, a difference that could save you money in monthly utility bills.
- Decreased cooling – aging air conditioners can lose the ability to keep up with your home’s cooling demand. Sometimes this becomes evident as hot-and-cold spots throughout your home, or your AC just doesn’t cool as well as it once did. Pushing an aging air conditioner only accelerates the chances of breakdown, so if your air conditioner isn’t cooling properly, it may be time to look at one that can.
- Costly repairs – costly repairs add up faster than smaller, frequent repairs, putting a dent in your wallet and monthly budget very quickly. At some point, you may have to weigh whether or not it’s worth your time and money to make a costly repair, or smarter to replace your existing unit.
- Your system uses R-22 (Freon) – R-22, better known as Freon, is being phased out by the government, and by 2020 will no longer be available. While Freon is no longer used in the manufacturing of air conditioners, it is available for repairs – but the cost has skyrocketed. R-22 cannot be replaced with the more environmentally-friendly R-410A, so if you have a system that needs R-22, replacement is inevitable.
Are you seeing the signs for the possible replacement of your air conditioner?
If so, don’t let just anyone handle your air conditioning installation in New Haven. Since 1976, Celco Heating and Air Conditioning has helped New Haven customers with AC installation, and we can help you, too. Call us today!
With summer approaching fast, now is a good time to take care of installing a new air conditioning system to replace your old model. Replacing a central air conditioner is a large task, but in the hands of professional installers you should encounter few problems and the work will proceed quickly. In most situations, the physical installation job will require less than a day.
However, there are a few extra things you should consider when you choose to install a new air conditioner. We’ve listed three questions to ask yourself when you are starting out.
Call Celco Heating and Air Conditioning. We have handled air conditioning installation in Stamford, CT since 1976. You can trust to our expertise.
I. Should you go ductless?
Ductless mini split heat pumps give you an option for cooling down your house without the need for space-eating ductwork that can develop dust and dirt. Ductless systems also provide heating power as well, making for a great two-in-one solution for your comfort needs. If you are planning a new home or adding on a room, you should give ductless cooling serious consideration.
II. How large an AC do you need?
The philosophy “you can never go too big” doesn’t work with air conditioners. An AC that is oversized for the space it must cool down will start to shut off prematurely, before completing its cooling cycle. This “short cycling” will drain power and cause the system to age early. If the AC is undersized, it will fail to adequately cool down your home, resulting in warm spots. You need to consult with HVAC installation technicians to properly size your new air conditioner, so make sure you have the professionals involved in the process from the very beginning.
III. Should you upgrade the thermostat as well?
People often neglect the thermostat when they have new air conditioning installation. Although installers will have no trouble wiring up your new AC to an older thermostat, this is an opportune moment to upgrade to one of the technologically advanced thermostat models. If you still have an older manual thermostat, then you definitely should move up to a digital programmable model, which will help you save money and increase your comfort. But even if you’ve already gone digital, you now have the choice of Wi-Fi enabled models that provide control from almost anywhere through your smart phone, tablet, or other Wi-Fi device.
Our staff at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning wants you to receive the best air conditioning installation in Stamford, CT that you can. Our skilled technicians will help you at every stage of the process to make sure you end up with the ideal air conditioner for your home. We can advise you on ductless mini splits and install a variety of cutting edge thermostats. Call us today to set up an appointment.