Spring is officially here, which means that warmer weather is right around the corner for Cleveland. If you’ve been considering investing in a new air conditioner, now is the time. Not only will a new air conditioner help to keep you cool when the temperatures inevitably rise, it also provides you with several other benefits as well.
Your wallet will be thanking you in the long run for purchasing a new air conditioner. Technology has paved the way for more energy efficient models. For one, the evaporator coils of your old air conditioner may be condensing the air frequently while the unit is running, which can lead to the air feeling stale. Newer units have larger coils, which allows for more moisture removal, and can make the air feel cooler.
Other improvements to newer air conditioner models include the blower fan (running for just few seconds longer after the unit shuts off, further drying the coils) and pressure sensors, which allow for your air conditioner to only use the necessary power to cool your home.
How long has it been since your last air conditioner was replaced? If you can’t remember, or it was there when you moved in, there’s a good chance that the installation techniques used then are no longer valid. There have been many new improvements to installation since then. Not only that, but you may have leaky ducts or other issues. Old installation, as well as things like leaky ducts, can compromise your air quality. With the newest technology at our fingertips, you are guaranteed better air quality with your new air conditioner.
If you have an older air conditioner, it is most likely running on freon-R22, which has been noted to be harmful to the environment. New air conditioners run on R410a. R22 is being phased out, and won’t even be available to refill older air conditioners soon (which means if you don’t replace your air conditioner now, you will have to in the future). R410a is friendlier, and is also less costly.
The size of your air conditioner is crucial to making sure that it runs properly. If it’s too small, it will run constantly. Too large, and it will cool your home too quickly. Older homes were often given oversized air conditioners to make up for the loss throughout the house. If you have made updates, and expanded the size of your home, your air conditioner may no longer be the correct size. A professional air conditioner installer will be able to figure out the exact size you need for maximum efficiency.
Whether your air conditioner has been experiencing several issues, or you don’t know it’s exact age, you don’t know how much longer it will last. Putting off replacing your air conditioner could put you in the unfortunate situation of having to attempt to make an appointment for a replacement during the hottest part of the summer. You could be days without cool air. With a new air conditioner installed, you can rest easy knowing that your home will remain cool for many warm seasons to come.
If you’re ready to invest in a new air conditioner this spring, the air conditioning experts of Fred’s Home Services are here to help. Give us a call today to get started!