Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning specializes in air conditioner installation and replacement service. For nearly 40 years, we’ve helped customers stay cool during Northern California summers by helping them choose a new and more efficient unit when the time comes. Our technicians are well-trained in installing major brands and are happy to guide you through the installation process. To learn more about central air conditioner installation, contact Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning today!
Is it Time For A New Air Conditioner?
An air conditioner is meant to provide relief indoor from sweltering outdoor temperatures several months out of the year. And though many brands and styles provide relief for many years, there will come a day when it’s time for a newer unit. Here are four common indicators it may be time for a new air conditioner.
Excessive Dust & Noise
Leaky ductwork not only causes an air conditioner to work harder to cool a home, but also produces excessive indoor dust. Plus, more noise than usual can be a sign of smaller than necessary ductwork.
Inconsistent Humidity Levels
A fully functional air conditioner removes humidity from the indoor air and the home is able to maintain a consistent temperature. Inconsistent humidity levels may be due to a malfunctioning unit, ductwork issues, or something else. Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning can inspect the unit and ductwork to see what the cause is and make necessary repairs.
Increasing Cooling Costs
This can mean one of two things or both. One, an increasing monthly utility bill usually signals the air conditioner isn’t operating as efficiently — or effectively — as it once did, therefore driving up the electric bill. Then, if you’re calling Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning more than usual for breakdowns, the air conditioner unit is costing more in terms of repairs.
Age Of Current Air Conditioner
While most air conditioner units last 15 years to 20 years, they steadily decline in efficiency as they age. New units have vastly improved in efficiency in the last 10 years so even a reliable current unit may not be nearly as efficient as a new model. Also, older units use R22, a refrigerant which is being phased out by 2020 to meet environmental regulations.