Air Conditioning Installation | Repair or Replace?

Air Conditioning Installation | Repair or Replace?

Replace AC | Air Conditioning Installation

If you have attempted to turn on the AC this year and discovered it requires repair, before contacting an HVAC technician consider the following information. However, no appliance lasts forever and your air conditioner will eventually need to be replaced. The question homeowners often have is when they should replace the AC. When an AC is unreliable with frequent repairs required, it is to your advantage to replace it. The money spent on frequent repairs could be applied toward a reliable, and energy efficient air conditioning installation.

The main factors to consider regarding the decision to repair or replace an air conditioner include its age, maintenance history and the repair estimate. A system over 10 years old, with a history of frequent repairs should be replaced. When repairs become frequent, and poor maintenance and service have been provided, replacement provides the best option. When the current repair estimate, plus the past two years repairs equal half the cost of a new model, air conditioning installation will be the logical solution.

Today’s central air conditioners are superior in energy efficiency than the average 10 year old system nearing the end of its service life. The energy saved may even pay for the new air conditioning installation over time.

Air Conditioning and Energy Efficiency

The seasonal energy efficiency rating of air conditioning (SEER) is a major factor to consider. A higher SEER provides greater energy efficiency, reducing the cost of energy. Higher-efficiency air conditioning systems provide exceptional comfort with superior distribution of cooling and greater dehumidification. Furthermore, when purchasing an air conditioning system, it pays to select the highest efficiency model the budget will allow for air conditioning installation.

The majority of homeowner’s today strive to find ways to cut energy costs. An energy audit on can be of benefit, by revealing areas in need of upgrades, such as sealing air leaks, replacing leaky windows and boosting insulation.

However, home-efficiency upgrades may affect the home’s cooling needs, reducing energy costs significantly. For example, prior to upgrades your home may have required a 3 ton air conditioner, whereas after upgrades it may require a 2.5 ton air conditioner. This will not only decrease energy costs, it may decrease the cost of the unit, or enable you to purchase a higher grade model for air conditioning installation.

Determining the correct size of HVAC system for your home depends upon the calculation of a number of factors. Factors such as the square footage, type, size and number of windows and the direction they face, the amount of insulation, the home’s geographical location, and the amount of sunlight the home receives, to name a few.

The consideration of these factors is essential in preventing an undersized unit, which runs too often and cools inefficiently, or an oversized unit, which runs too little and in unable to remove humidity, potential mold issues and a sticky, uncomfortable home. By selecting Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning for air conditioning installation you won’t need to worry about receiving an incorrectly sized system. We believe there is only one way to provide an installation – the right way.

Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning offers NATE certified and experienced HVAC technicians. Our technicians have the expertise to ensure a proper selection and installation for your home, ensuring the best performance and greatest comfort possible, with a number of options to fit almost any budget.

Our line of Carrier products ensures you will receive the nation’s top rated HVAC systems for reliability, and energy efficiency. Our dedicated technicians provide superior AC repair, maintenance and air conditioning installation for your home in Katy, Plano and the surrounding regions. When you need to replace the AC, contact us for a free estimate. We provide 24 hour emergency services for your comfort, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.