Is It Time To Replace Your Air Conditioner?
No one likes the thought of replacing their air conditioner and hiring someone like us to fulfil the whole process, but it’s probably a very good idea for several reasons if you’re reading this right now. The very idea of going all summer without an air conditioning unit that’ll keep you as cool as it did when it was brand new is straight up horrifying! Here in Arizona, we don’t have mild summer heat to deal with as it goes full blast. That also means our company, Velocity Mechanical, gets a lot of calls where we go and inspect someone’s AC to see what the problems during that time of the year. It can be hard to get to you when trouble comes along and the heat is scorching. So if you need to hire an AC replacement service in Tempe, AZ now is probably the best time to start considering it…..
How Old Is It?
Most air conditioners are built to last between 15 to 20 years, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be free of any problems until that time comes along. Older air conditioning units will not be able to withstand the heat and other weather elements as time goes by, and we commonly see problems with the evaporator coils, thermostat, and ductwork of older systems that newer systems are built to withstand. Older units also have a higher frequency of breakdowns, and we can attest to this fact as most of our service calls are regarding older units that need new parts or adjustments.
Have Your Energy Bills Gotten Higher?
The most exciting development made with new types of air conditioning units is that they’re up to 50% more efficient than their predecessors. This means that a new air conditioner you’re considering to buy could end up costing you a lot less in the next few years in terms of lower energy bills. Standards have risen high enough to demand that all name brand companies build their units to use a lot less energy than ever before. Even if your unit is only 10 years old you could be missing out on the many advancements in this industry. However, you could be facing higher costs just because of the increased workload your older unit may have from trying to power through the breakdowns and keep cooling your home.
Could It Be Harming The Environment?
If your unit has suffered from leaks, it could be releasing dangerous articles that harm your surroundings and contribute to climate change. This is a very real problem that can be solved simply by purchasing a newer unit that is not only more efficient at using energy, but will be less likely to release anything that’ll hurt your environment. If you’re unsure of what unit will right for your home, we will be more than happy to stop by and provide you with an AC replacement service in Tempe, AZ. Just call us at 480-688-7078 to get started!