When July temperatures reach into the 80s, everyone seeks an indoor oasis – thanks to their trusted air conditioner. To ensure your system delivers the comfort you want in your Goshen home, regular air conditioner maintenance is essential, particularly for aging ACs.
An aging, damaged, or dirty air conditioner has to run longer and at hotter temperatures to create enough cool air to meet the demand. This not only places stress on older systems and increases the likelihood of recurrent air conditioner repair, but it also leads to higher operating costs and a sooner-than-planned new air conditioner installation.
What to Look for in A New AC System
While proper maintenance substantially boosts the longevity of your air conditioner, at some point it will need to be replaced. A planned replacement is more cost-effective than waiting for an aging system to fail. There are several factors you should consider when it’s time for a new air conditioner installation:
- Efficiency. Look for a unit that has a high SEER rating.
- Size. Oversized and undersized units do not deliver the consistent performance you need, and may not maintain suitable humidity and ventilation levels.
- Ease of installation. This takes into consideration whether you have the appropriate ductwork and enough space for your indoor and outdoor units.
Air Conditioner Maintenance
A poorly maintained air conditioner has a shorter life expectancy due to the excessive wear and tear that results from being overtaxed. Proper air conditioner maintenance extends your unit’s lifespan and minimizes the extent of air conditioner repair. At Rex’s Heating and Cooling, a quality maintenance checkup includes checking for excessive fin damage or blockage, lubricating all moving parts, cleaning or replacing filters, looking for damaged wiring, calibrating thermostats, inspecting and cleaning coils, and examining coolant levels.
Your comfort specialists at Rex’s Heating and Cooling can help you to determine when it’s time to consider purchasing a new system. To learn more about the care and operation of your HVAC system or for information about any of our services, contact us (574) 500-2867 today.