If the limited efficiency and cooling capacity of window AC units are getting on your nerves, it might be time to invest in an upgrade. When properly sized and installed, a central air conditioning unit can provide the convenience, quiet and comfort you’re looking for in an HVAC system. It can keep your home chilled on hot summer days, performing more efficiently than a set of window units.
Before you have one installed in your home, however, you must first take several factors into account. Here are some questions to ask:
How much does it cost? The price of a central AC system depends on multiple variables. These include the climate in your area, the existing insulation in your home or business, the cost of labor, the size of the equipment and its efficiency.
What’s its expected lifespan? With regular inspections and repairs, a typical central AC unit will usually function for around 15 years, or possibly a little longer, before needing a replacement. Standard warranties are typically good for 10 years or so, depending on the manufacturer.
Who does the installation? Reputable local HVAC contractors have the necessary knowledge and expertise when it comes to installing these complicated systems. When hiring one for your project, make sure the technicians are NATE-certified and the company has manufacturer certifications.
When is it time for a replacement? As previously mentioned, central AC systems have an average lifespan of 15 years or more. Regular maintenance can help extend their service life, but if a system is considerably older and an integral component like an evaporator coil or compressor causes the system to malfunction, it’s probably time to replace both the indoor and outdoor units. Replacing just one will likely affect indoor comfort and cause system performance issues.
If you’re ready to invest in a central AC system, let Perfect Degree HVAC help you with your investment. With our expertise, knowledge and equipment, installation can be completed in just a few short days, so you can enjoy a temperature-controlled home environment. You can count on us for your heating repair needs as well. Call us now at (610) 529-7372 or fill out our contact form for a consultation.