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Air Conditioning Replacement 

As the heat of summer rolls in, your air conditioner becomes the most critical appliance in your home. But what if it starts to falter? At Service Hero, we offer reliable HVAC services for our clients, including air conditioning replacement. The signs of an aging unit can creep up on you, leading to discomfort, higher energy bills, and even system failures at the worst possible times. Recognizing when it’s time to replace your air conditioner can save you from these headaches, ensuring you stay cool all season long. 

Signs It's Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner

Air conditioners, like any other appliance, have a finite lifespan. On average, an AC unit lasts about 10 to 15 years, so if your unit is approaching or has surpassed this age range, it might be time to consider a replacement. Here are some key signs that your air conditioner is on its last legs:

  • Frequent Repairs: If you find yourself calling the HVAC technician more often than usual, it could be a sign that your AC is failing. Frequent breakdowns are a clear indicator that it might be more economical to replace the unit rather than keep fixing it.
  • Reduced Efficiency: Older air conditioners tend to lose efficiency over time. If you notice that your energy bills are steadily increasing despite normal usage, your AC might be working harder to cool your home. This not only affects your wallet but also puts unnecessary strain on the system.
  • Inconsistent Cooling: Are some rooms in your home substantially cooler or warmer than others? Inconsistent temperatures can indicate that your air conditioner is struggling to distribute air evenly, often due to aging components or failing parts.
  • Unusual Noises: Strange noises like grinding, squealing, or banging coming from your AC unit are never a good sign. These sounds often point to internal issues that could lead to a complete system breakdown.
  • Excessive Humidity: One of the functions of an air conditioner is to remove humidity from the air. If you see that your home feels more humid than usual, it could be a sign that your AC is no longer performing effectively.

The Benefits of Upgrading to a Modern Air Conditioner

Replacing your old air conditioner with a modern unit comes with a host of benefits that go beyond just keeping your home cool. Here are some compelling reasons to make the switch:

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Amy Grant

It was so easy to schedule this appointment online and the service happened quickly. I sent my online request on Friday night and Henry was at my door first thing Saturday morning. Henry was courteous, polite, and friendly and explained what needed to be done. The first repair made didn’t 100% solve our toilet issue, so he made sure to recheck everything and ended up replacing a part that he needed to go out and get. Henry was respectful of my time and my home and I appreciate that. Will definitely use this company again!

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Peter Kostadinov

Joe was amazing.Very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. He inspected the a/c system and diagnosed several issues that needed to be addressed. He took care of them and performed several tests to make sure everything worked well.I couldn’t be happier with the service he provided. Strongly recommended.

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Marc Farer

Tanner showed up on time. He explained all our options and made sure we understood what he was going to do. Fast, efficient and did a good job of cleaning up when he finished. Saved the day . . .

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  • Improved Energy Efficiency: Newer air conditioners are designed to be more energy-efficient, which means they use less electricity to cool your home.
  • Enhanced Comfort: Modern AC units are equipped with advanced technology that provides better temperature control, improved airflow, and enhanced humidity regulation. This results in a more comfortable living environment.
  • Environmental Benefits: New air conditioners are more environmentally friendly. They use refrigerants that are less harmful to the ozone layer and are designed to meet higher energy efficiency standards, reducing your carbon footprint.
  • Quiet Operation: Advances in technology have made modern AC units much quieter than their older counterparts. This means you can enjoy a cool home without the constant background noise of a struggling air conditioner.
  • Advanced Features: Many new air conditioners come with features like programmable thermostats, smart home compatibility, and energy-saving modes. These features give you more control over your home’s climate and can further enhance efficiency.

How to Prepare Your Home for an AC Replacement

Once you’ve decided to replace your air conditioner, preparation can make the installation process more efficient. Here’s how you can get ready for your new AC unit:

  • Choose the Right Unit: Work with a professional HVAC technician to select an air conditioner that’s appropriately sized for your home. An undersized unit may struggle to cool your home, while an oversized unit can lead to humidity problems and higher energy bills.
  • Clear the Installation Area: Ensure that the area around your old air conditioner is clear of any obstacles. This includes removing furniture, plants, or any other items that might hinder the technicians from accessing the unit.
  • Plan for the Installation Day: Schedule the installation on a day when you can be home to allow you to address any concerns that might arise during the process. Also, make arrangements for pets or children to be out of the way to ensure their safety and avoid disruptions.
  • Inspect Your Ductwork: Before installing the new unit, have your ductwork inspected for any leaks or damage. Properly sealed ducts are crucial for maximizing the efficiency of your new air conditioner.

How to Maintain Your New Air Conditioning System

After investing in a new air conditioner, it’s important to maintain it properly to ensure it runs efficiently for years to come. Here are some tips to keep your new AC in top condition:

  • Regular Maintenance: Schedule annual maintenance with a professional HVAC technician. 
  • Change Filters: Replace the air filters every 2 to 3 months. Clean filters ensure proper airflow and reduce strain on the system.
  • Keep the Unit Clean: Regularly clean the area around your outdoor unit, removing debris, leaves, and dirt. A clean unit operates more efficiently and is less likely to overheat.
  • Check for Leaks: Periodically inspect the refrigerant lines and coils for leaks. Lower refrigerant levels can decrease the efficiency of your unit and lead to expensive repairs.
  • Use a Programmable Thermostat: Utilize a programmable thermostat to optimize your cooling schedule. Setting the temperature higher when you’re not home and lowering it when you are can save energy and reduce wear on the system.

Do You Need an Air Conditioning Replacement Service? 

Have you noticed signs of a failing air conditioner? Then call Service Hero. From helping you select the perfect air conditioner to professional installation and ongoing maintenance, we’ve got you covered. Don’t wait until your old air conditioner leaves you sweltering in the heat. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our services. 

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