Does it look like the time has come to replace your air conditioner? We doubt that you’ve looked forward to this day as the cost is nothing to get excited about, but by the end of this article you’re going to feel a little bit happier about finally getting rid of your faulty unit! Staton Heating & Air has been providing air conditioner replacement in Alpharetta, GA for several years now, and we’ve got a team of professionals ready to look into any and every issue your air conditioner may be having at the moment. There are a number of reasons that your air conditioner can suddenly start breaking down, but there are also some problems that may have been ongoing throughout its life. We break down a few of these issues in the rest of this article.
The general rule is that you need to replace your air conditioner every 10 to 15 years, or maybe a little longer depending on the brand and the condition it’s in. Every year your AC unit fights hard to rid your home of all the hot air, and create enough cool, clean air to keep your home comfortable despite the elements. Although this technology gets better all the time and is meant to work despite years of use, it’s only inevitable that a machine like this will undergo some problems.
Another general rule to go by is that it’s wise to look into a new air conditioner if your current one has begun to regularly breakdown or use more energy to keep your home cool. One of the biggest culprits is the buildup of lint, dirt, and other debris getting inside the deepest parts of your air conditioner, and thus keeping it from performing the way it should. This can lead to parts needing to be replaced, loose electrical connections, refrigerant leaks, and other technical problems.
Ultimately this means that your air conditioner is running hotter, some rooms may not become as cool as others, and your home could be getting stuffier than usual. Many of these problems can be warded off with regular maintenance and tune-ups performed by an HVAC professional such as ourselves, but sometimes the repair costs outweigh the cost of a new unit.
The median cost for the machine itself and the labor needed for an air conditioner replacement in Alpharetta, GA hovers around five grand, but each home will be different. Then there’s some units where rebates and tax credits could help lower the cost of some units. Finally there’s the home itself and what energy and efficiency needs you want to have available. Your home’s floor plan and existing infrastructure will influence what unit is the best to purchase for your home, and we can help with every single step of the process to save you the headache. Please call Staton Heating & Air at (770) 667-3992 if you’d like to consider hiring us for this job!