Home AC Replacement
The Department of Energy estimates that the average air conditioning system lasts for roughly 15 to 20 years. At the end of your air conditioning system’s life, you will need to replace your unit and will have a wide variety of options to choose from. When evaluating the different A/C systems available to you, you should trust a qualified professional to assist you by providing information about each option and assessing the particular needs of your household.
You can be sure that the service team from Every Thing Air will provide you the knowledge and skills you need to select the unit that will be the best fit for your home and complete its proper installation. Schedule a consultation for AC replacement in all of the counties from Miami-Dade to Indian River County at your convenience by speaking with one of our staff members.
Choosing A Unit
When it comes time to replace your residential air conditioning system, you should be aware of a few factors that influence the effectiveness of a particular unit.
- Available Space: How much space you have to install a unit can affect the air conditioning system that you purchase. If you need a smaller unit to fit in a more compact space, you may need to consider ductless units. In contrast, if space is not a concern, you may want to go with a larger outdoor unit.
- Energy Efficiency: There are several measurements of the efficiency of air conditioning systems. The most important one for homeowners to be cognizant of is the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating. Simply, the greater the SEER number, the more efficient the air conditioning system. Although the federal government requires air conditioning systems in Florida to meet a minimum SEER rating of 14, we recommend a unit that has an even higher rating.
- Total Cost: Even though a unit may be less expensive to install initially, there are other factors that affect its costs over its lifespan. These costs include energy expenses, maintenance and other repairs. A more efficient unit will save money on energy bills and may pay for itself over the course of a few years.
- Power: Your air conditioning system should be the appropriate size to cool your home. If it is the wrong size, either too large or too small, inefficiencies will occur that lead to unnecessary wear and tear on your system. When assessing your options, have your professional air conditioning system service technician perform a load calculation to determine how powerful of a unit you will need.
Benefits on an A/C Upgrade
Eventually, even the best air conditioning sytems will reach the end of their functional utility, and you will need to replace them. Upgrading your air conditioning system offers several benefits including:
- Increased Energy Efficiency: Newer air conditioning systems fall under stricter government regulations, forcing them to be more energy-efficient. This increased efficiency saves you money on your energy bills and decreases the amount of stress placed on the A/C system, allowing it to remain operational for a longer period, saving money on repairs.
- Enhanced Control & Comfort: Modern A/C units employ advanced technology in their thermostats that allow homeowners to control various aspects of the air in their homes such as humidity, temperature and air quality. Increased control over the air in your home enables you to adjust the air so that it is comfortable for your particular tastes.
Learn more about AC replacement in all of the counties from Miami-Dade to Indian River County by consulting the air conditioning service professionals from Every Thing Air.