Summer in Phoenix is no joke – and your air conditioning is not, either. When an air conditioning unit breaks or an old unit does not run efficiently, might be time to consider whether a new unit is the answer to your troubles. There are a few ways to determine whether an upgraded air conditioning installation might help combat the Phoenix heat more efficiently.
Before You Call
We never recommend new units if they are not absolutely necessary. Before calling for emergency A.C. service or repair, we encourage all Phoenix homeowners to check the following:
- Thermostat settings
- Thermostat battery, if applicable
- Cleanliness of filters
If all of the above seem to be okay, it’s time to determine the location of the problem. Check to see if air is coming out of your vents at all and, if so, whether it is warm or cool. After this, go into your backyard and check the condenser. There should be a fan blowing air out of the machine. This air should be hot in the summer, but cold in the winter. If air is not blowing at all, check the disconnect or the main breakers to see if a reset is needed. If the air is just the wrong temperature, it’s probably time to call an air conditioning specialist to find out where the problem lies.
Recognize the Signs
There are many signs you might need a new A.C. unit – and not all of them are obvious. We frequently see units that are improperly sized for the home they cool, which leads to high energy bills and low cooling capacity. This leads many people to believe the unit isn’t working, when in fact it is – just way too hard.
Old, inefficient units are easily recognized by professional air conditioning installation experts, especially in Phoenix. When in doubt, the best thing to do is to call the professionals and let them do an evaluation.
Benefits of New Units
In many cases, the existing A.C. unit can be repaired. There are many scenarios, however, where the damage is beyond repair or it is simply time to upgrade to a new unit. A new A.C. unit seems like a big purchase, but can actually help homeowners save money in the long run. Cooper Climate Control recommends energy efficient units like Lennox or Trane, which use less energy to produce better results.
To get a good idea of which units have the best ratings, check the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER). Much like cars, air conditioning manufacturers are required to evaluate their products and adhere to certain standards. Look for high SEER numbers which indicate a better level of energy efficiency. Energy efficient air conditioning units don’t just conserve resources – they help you save money in the long run, too.
Never be afraid to upgrade your old, clunky A.C. unit! With a professional evaluation and the right replacement options, a new air conditioning installation can help your Phoenix home run at full efficiency while saving you money in the process. Claim your free estimate today and start the journey toward savings!