Many homeowners wait until an AC unit fails beyond repair. While A-1 Mechanical provides excellent air conditioning installation services even in emergencies, knowing the warning signs of a faltering air conditioning system is important to save money. If you notice cooling costs are rising, performance is wavering or you experience frequent breakdowns then you should begin to consider new air conditioners.
Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Replaced
As summer heat rises, older units can often show indications of failure. Beyond monitoring energy use be alert to these top signs your air conditioner is going to break:
- Uneven temperatures throughout the home
- Shutting down before the desired temperature is achieved as known as short cycling
- Refrigerant leaks, frozen lines and odd noises from outdoor unit
- Odd smells from vents when the air conditioner is running
- Constantly running or blowing warm air
- Unit is older than 10 years
What To Do if You Suspect an Air Conditioner is Going To Break?
At the first signs of issues with your HVAC system, shutting down the system can help you avoid costly repairs. Our technicians can act quickly to identify small leaks, worn components and blockages straining your air conditioning unit. There are many times a breakdown is due to a dirty air filter or clogged coils overtaxing older systems. Air flow is essential to all the components with an HVAC system. This means Regular maintenance by our team and DIY inspections of air filters help older units last longer. Everyone wants to get the most out of major appliances but eventually spending money on air conditioning repairs does not make sense.
Contact a Local HVAC Company
Local companies like A-1 Mechanical will act in the long-term best interests of homeowners. We help confirm your air conditioner is ready to be replaced. For new home installations, we establish a rapport early with our customers. By contacting our team early before an emergency air conditioning replacement is required you gain a number of advantages toward saving money on air conditioning installation.
Research New Technology and Features
We understand that most homeowners are busy with other interests beyond HVAC innovations. That’s why contacting A-1 Mechanical at the start of your buying journey is important. We spend all year researching, training and installing the latest models of air conditioners. Taking the time to listen to your goals and matching a new air conditioning system to the needs of your home and family is important.
Saving money on cooling costs extends beyond the initial cost of the unit. Many of the latest technologies in air conditioning and installing heat pumps are focused on using less energy. More efficient systems help you save money on air conditioning every month. By learning the features and new innovations, you can plan a customized solution for your home.
Consult the Experts
Once you know the goals for your new system, A-1 Mechanical provides further insight. During the planning stage, we use state of the art equipment to evaluate your home and tailor a system to function optimally. There are many factors to consider, including:
- Improving ductwork seals and design for optimal airflow
- Installing smart thermostats and programmable thermostats
- Identifying the ideal mounting location for outdoor unit
When air flows freely through your ductwork and returns vents, new air conditioners are more energy efficient. This has a great impact on lowering your air conditioning bill and maximizes the lifespan of your equipment. An air conditioner mounted in direct sunlight may experience more strain than mounting the unit away from the elements. Programmable thermostats allow you to adjust temperatures when you are away from home. Smart thermostats provide even more energy-saving features. There is no need to produce cool air when you are not home. Smart thermostats adjust automatically to reduce strain on air conditioners and lower energy bills.
Ask About Incentives
Air conditioning is an investment in the comfort and safety of your home. The primary goal of every homeowner is to design a system that balances the needs of your family with saving money on bills. Still, you want the best deal on air conditioning installation. Great HVAC companies help you save money through incentives. When you don’t need an emergency installation, you can ask A-1 Mechanical about seasonal promotions, and manufacturer incentives. There may be tax incentives when you consider installing a heat pump or geothermal system.
A final consideration is accessing financing options for air conditioning installation. Even when you act proactively and plan ahead, most homeowners prefer to finance major purchases instead of paying a lump sum payment. As a local company, A-1 Mechanical knows the needs and values of our neighbors. We work with a number of financial institutions to help homeowners find the best financing options in the marketplace.