At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Replacement’

The Problem with Improperly Sized Air Conditioners

Monday, August 13th, 2018

outdoor-ac-unitImproperly sized air conditioners is a surprisingly common problem. Unfortunately, the problem is always due to the negligence of the HVAC technician who installed it, and you’re the one who has to pay for it. In this post, we’ll explain why it’s so important to make sure your HVAC contractor in Salt Lake City, UT takes all the proper considerations into sizing your unit.

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Check to See If You Need a New Air Conditioner

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

With proper care and maintenance, your air conditioner can last a good long time, sometimes years past its warranty. But sooner or later, air conditioners need to be replaced, and August is an excellent time to make the assessment. Summer’s been going for a few months here in Salt Lake City, UT and all that activity has put strain on your system. That gives you a good baseline to determine if it can continue for another summer (or even several), or if you’re going to need to replace it between now and next spring. That also gives you the maximum amount of time to plan for the replacement: selecting a new model that’s right for your home and scheduling it at leisure — when it fits your timetable — instead of scrambling after a sudden breakdown. We use three basic rules to help make the call on whether an air conditioner needs to be replaced.

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3 Ways to Determine If You Need a New Air Conditioner

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Summer is officially here, and if you’re in the market to replace your old air conditioner with a new one, now is the perfect time to do it. Salt Lake City, UT has fairly mild summers when compared with the rest of the country, but you never know when a heat wave is going to knock us flat. Having a new system in place when they hit is a strong way to combat them while lowering your monthly bills in the bargain. But how can you tell if your old system is ready to be replaced? Here are 3 ways to give you some clue.

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3 Steps to Take When Replacing Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Sooner or later, every air conditioner needs to be put out to pasture, and many homeowners in Salt Lake City, UT choose to replace theirs in the springtime. That allows them to take advantage of improved efficiency and similar bells and whistles in their new system during the heat of the summer, but there’s more to installing a new system than just picking a model and letting the technician get to work. Here are 3 steps to take when replacing your air conditioning system that can help you get the most out of your purchase.

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Is It Too Early for Air Conditioning Service?

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Your air conditioner helps you to relax in the summertime, but early in the springtime it’s tough to decide to schedule AC services so soon. But right now is actually an ideal time to schedule air conditioning maintenance, repairs, or installation. Air conditioning technicians have open availability this time of year, and scheduling service early can help you to avoid a real headache in the future. Here are two services that benefit you more if you complete them early in the cooling season.

Schedule Maintenance Now for Peace of Mind in the Summer

One service that we highly recommend before the weather heats up any more is air conditioning maintenance. Air conditioning maintenance includes a complete tune-up of your air conditioner, including some thorough cleaning. Think about how much dust can collect on your outside unit in the course of a year. This dust can diminish the efficiency of your air conditioner, forcing your unit to have to run for longer periods to condition the home.

Maintenance also involves a full system inspection. The technician will look closely at any parts of your system that may be loose, bent, or damaged. They should also check pressure levels, refrigerant levels, and electrical voltage, and they will let you know if a part is in urgent need of repairs. While some minor adjustments can be completed on the spot, others may need a later scheduling date. However, after you schedule the proper services, you’ll get peace of mind that the system will work properly later on in the summer.

Early Replacement Is Less of a Hassle

Do you need to replace your older air conditioner at some point this summer? Why wait? Schedule air conditioning replacement now so that you are not without it in the middle of the hottest day of the year. Even if you can still run your unit with some minor difficulties, your system may break down at any time, and early spring is an ideal time to go without a unit for a day while waiting for replacement. Besides, a more efficient unit may save you lots of money every month.

Contact the friendly folks at At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air for air conditioning services in Salt Lake City, UT today.

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Ways to Know You Should Replace Your Air Conditioning

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Temperatures are starting to climb in Salt Lake City – is your air conditioner up to the task of keeping you cool throughout  another hot summer? Replacing an air conditioner is a big decision, and not one you want to make in haste. Chances are, if your system is ready to retire, it has been giving you some signs it’s ready to go. For over 30 years, At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air has offered air conditioning replacement in Salt Lake City, and through our experience, we have learned some of the telltale signs that your AC is ready to retire.

Is Your Air Conditioner 10+ Years Old?

Ten years may not seem that long for an air conditioner, but estimates on energy efficiency say today’s air conditioners can be up to 60% more efficient than ones from only 10 years ago. Having an AC that is significantly more energy efficient can reduce your monthly utility bill.

Are You Paying for a Lot of Repairs?

As an air conditioner gets older, it can start to breakdown. If you are good about scheduling regular maintenance and are still facing costly repairs, it may be time to look at replacing your air conditioner. At some point, those repairs may total what you would have spent on a new AC that will fare far better over time and be more energy efficient.

Are Temperatures Consistently Inconsistent?

Are you consistently experiencing noticeable temperature differences in various parts of your home while your AC is running? If your unit is more than 10 years old, this can be an indication that the system can no longer keep up with your needs. Stressing an already stressed system by pushing it to cool can result in serious breakdowns and repairs. It may be time to look at an air conditioner that can meet the cooling needs of your home.

Need Help with Your Replacement? Call an Expert

Replacing your existing air conditioner is a big decision and shouldn’t be undertaken lightly. Between choices in type, different upgrades and calculating for the right size, there are a number of important factors that go into making the right air conditioning decision for your home.

If you are struggling with your air conditioning replacement in Salt Lake City for any reason, schedule a consultation with At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air today.

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