In the summer, the heat can be a constant problem, and your AC is your home’s first line of defense. However, your AC will only last for so long before it reaches the end of its service life. When this happens, you’ll have to look for someone in Buffalo to perform a full AC installation for a new unit. But how do you tell when your AC is starting to fail? Roy’s can help you by giving you some pointers on what to look for in a retirement-worthy AC.
Here are six signs you should call for a full AC installation in Buffalo:
How long have you owned your current AC system? On average, AC systems can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years. If your AC needs expensive and it’s hit this old age, you might want to consider a replacement instead. In addition, newer models tend to be more energy-efficient, making them a good investment.
Whenever you’re hit with an expensive repair for your AC, you have to wonder how much it costs compared to a new system. If the cost is a good percentage of a newer system’s cost, it might be worth simply replacing it. It’s especially worth considering if your AC is showing other problems you’ll see on this list.
Uses R-22 refrigerant
R-22 is being phased out by the United States federal government to protect the ozone layer and conserve energy nationwide. Because of this, it’ll get harder and more expensive to service older AC units that use R-22. If your older model uses R-22, it’s worth switching over to a newer model before the year ends and chemical manufacturers stop making it. Newer models use R-410A, which is the new preferred refrigerant in the country.
Older AC units have a low SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) rating. This rating shows a ratio of how will a unit cools to how much electricity it uses. With newer models ranging 14 or more, it might be worth changing to save more on energy bills.
If your AC isn’t keeping your house cool, it’s not doing its job. This can be caused by, among other things, old age or being improperly sized for your home. If this is happening, it’s worth looking for a new model.
Frequent breakdowns and repairs
As an AC gets older, it’ll usually start breaking down more often. If this happens too much, it can actually eclipse the price of a brand new AC. When you’re having to call us a lot for repairs, consider making your next call to us about getting a replacement.
Why choose Roy’s to keep my home cool?
Roy’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling has helped people in the Western New York area with all sorts of AC problems for over four decades. Our reputation is built on decades of expert service and superior customer care. In 2012, we were named Buffalo’s Best Plumber by the publication Artvoice. Did your AC break down in the middle of the night? Don’t worry, because we offer 24/7 emergency service and up-front pricing so you won’t have to withstand a sweltering night. Call Roy’s today to learn more about our AC services!