Every year when warm weather arrives, some homeowner’s will face the decision of whether to repair or replace an aging air conditioner. There are a number of factors to consider in the decision, and one of the first is to ensure to use a reputable, and reliable HVAC contractor. Minuteman Heating & AC can assist you in the decision, with services and the reputation you can rely on. Contact Minuteman Heating & AC to schedule our NATE certified technicians to provide AC repair or air conditioner installation in Arlington, TX. The following may assist you in your decision:
The age of the unit is the first factor to consider, and the cost of the repair required. For example, the compressor is the heart of the system, and a costly component. If the unit is under warranty, the decision to repair or replace will be made by the manufacturer. However, when the warranty has expired, age has to be considered. With proper maintenance and proper sizing in the initial air conditioner installation in Arlington, TX, an average HVAC system may last 10-15 years. Occasionally, technicians even come across even older well cared for systems. When the cost of repair is going to be high in a 10 year old system, it is typically best to opt for a new air conditioner installation in Arlington, TX.
Consideration should also be given to the frequency of repair the unit requires. When the cost of repair over the past two years, plus the current needed repair equals 25% of the cost of a new air conditioner installation in Arlington, TX, most of the experts agree it is best to opt for a new system. There are advantages of a new installation, including greater reliability and a higher energy efficiency.
Maintenance is an essential factor in receiving the best performance, including energy efficiency and the longest possible lifespan for your home’s air conditioner. Annual maintenance is recommended for all units, with the exception of a heat pump. A heat pump works year round, and therefore wear occurs year round. For a heat pump, maintenance is recommended twice a year, in spring and fall.
The quality of the air conditioner installation in Arlington, TX, depends on the experience and skill of the provider. Achieving the energy efficiency as promised from a unit also depends on the installers skill. The most efficient unit available will wear out prematurely and fail to provide the intended efficiency if it is either undersized, or oversized. Poorly constructed duct work will also affect the unit, its performance and lifespan. Undersized units can run without shutting off, never able to achieve the temperature you set. This results in excessive wear and tear on the unit, and its lifespan will be short.
At the other end of the spectrum are oversized units. An oversized unit will short cycle, which is cutting on and running for a short time before cutting off. Because it is too large for your home, it quickly brings the temperature down and shuts off. This is a problem because the unit fails to operate long enough to remove the humidity from the home’s air. Excessive humidity makes you feel hot in lower temperatures.
In addition, increased humidity in the home can result in mold and mildew. However, the problems do not end there. Because the oversized unit only operates for a short time, it fails to achieve its maximum energy efficiency, with the unit running in one stage only depleting its efficiency and overworking it. This also can result in a reduced life span.
You can avoid these problems by choosing a qualified installer who will assure your unit is properly sized by assessing factors such as windows and doors, insulation, sealing, directional facing of large windows and others. Minuteman Heating & AC will provide the air conditioner installation in Arlington, TX, you require according to the highest standards of the industry.
Choose Energy Efficient
Homeowners place energy efficiency high on their list of priorities. Depending on the system you choose, an energy efficient system can save you up to 50% on the cost of operation. A home’s construction, materials, location and the amount of insulation can affect your costs for operating heating and air conditioning. Energy Star systems provide the highest rated energy efficiency and long term reliability. In fact, with some systems, the energy saved can pay for the unit over time.
We Can Help
The decision to repair or replace can be difficult. Minuteman Heating and AC offer NATE certified technicians with the highest training available. Our experienced technicians will provide you with a knowledgeable opinion on the current condition and amount of wear. In your existing air conditioner. In addition, when considering a replacement, we can provide you with a free estimate for an air conditioner installation in Arlington, TX.
You can rely on our NATE certified technicians’ to provide a professional air conditioner installation in Arlington, TX with the expertise to meet and/or exceed the industry guidelines. Our goal is to achieve the same high rating by earning your satisfaction.
Contact Minuteman Heating & AC today to schedule air conditioning installation in Arlington, TX or AC repair. Our HVAC technicians serve Arlington, Mansfield and the surrounding areas with professional expertise for your heating and air conditioning needs. We are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.