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When to Consider Upgrading Your Air Conditioner

June 20, 2013

If your current air conditioner just doesn’t seem to cut it anymore, it may be time to consider an AC upgrade.

Signs Your AC is Failing

  • Air Conditioner UpgradeIf your air conditioner requires very frequent repairs, it may not be suited to your home. Likewise, if your cooling bills continue to rise despite professional intervention, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (or HVAC) system may be inefficient and outdated.
  • Additionally, if some of your home’s rooms are either too cool or too hot, it might very well be that your AC equipment is malfunctioning or not functioning at maximum efficiency. This problem could also be due to ductwork problems or insufficient insulation issues. In such cases, you should enlist the aid of an HVAC expert to evaluate your current system.
  • Constant humidity problems may also indicate defective or malfunctioning air conditioning equipment or leaky ductwork. A trained HVAC expert can correct either problem.
  • Excessive noise coming from your AC unit could indicate problems with its inner coil or an outdated duct system.

In all of these instances, a qualified Richmond AC company can correct the problem by either making necessary upgrades or installing a brand new system in your home. (We would also like to point out that, in many of the above instances, the costs of replacing an older system would be mitigated in the future with lower cooling bills.)

Choosing a New Air Conditioner

Proper size selection is the most important factor to consider when making an upgrade to your AC system. A unit that is too large will not dehumidify effectively, causing your home to feel hotter. Oversized HVAC systems also cycle on and off more often than they need to, thus resulting in frequent repairs and exorbitant maintenance costs.

Conversely, choosing an AC system that is too small for your needs will result in inadequate cooling performance, excessive electricity usage and operating noise, and a greater susceptibility to premature system failure.

Seek Professional Advice

A qualified professional trained in air conditioner installation has the experience to properly evaluate all pertinent factors that determine the ideal equipment to meet your home’s specific needs. Call Tap-Roots Plumbing & Heating today at 604-222-1282 for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your best AC upgrade options.


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