One of the most important things you should do as a homeowner is get to know your air conditioning system, learn what you can do to ensure its happiness and longevity, and know what makes it tick. Your air conditioning system works tirelessly to provide you with cool summer air so you can enjoy your time at home with friends and loved ones.
Because this system is so complex, you may have many questions, and that’s okay because we’re here to answer them! We’ve compiled a list of Air Conditioning FAQs and provided answers that we found most helpful to customers.
FAQs for Home Cooling
When should I replace my air conditioner?
With a proper installation and routine maintenance, your air conditioner should last anywhere from 12 to 15 years. But like everything else, the older it gets the less efficient it runs. An efficient system could be costing you more than you think. It requires more energy, thus hiking up your utility costs. Have a licensed professional inspect your system and give you a list of options.
If you have an older air conditioner, don’t worry just yet. It’s possible that your system works just fine and a replacement isn’t necessary yet. However, if your system is old, frequently breaks down, or doesn’t cool evenly, call the experts at Boulden Brothers. These are all telltale signs your air conditioner needs replacing. Read our “Should I Repair or Replace my HVAC?” blog for more information!
How do I know which HVAC company to choose?
When it comes to choosing an air conditioning company, the options are endless. But you don’t want to go with just any company. You’ll of course want to read testimonials, verify their certifications, make sure they’re bonded and insured, and check to see that their technicians are background checked and drug tested.
An additional certification you’ll want to look for is NATE (North American Technician Excellence). This certification is evidence that the company has proved their expertise in knowledge and skill and can be trusted to perform any work on your home.
Your home is one of your most prized possessions, right behind your loved ones, which is why you wouldn’t want to let just anyone in or around your home and family.
How can I make sure my air conditioner lives up to its lifespan?
If you want your air conditioner to last as long as possible, have a technician perform routine maintenance on it. In life, a lot of things require upkeep, such as your electrical and plumbing systems, your roof, and any vehicle – bicycle, boat, lawnmower, car, etc.; much like these other systems and vehicles, your air conditioner needs maintenance too.
Having a technician perform routine maintenance on your air conditioner will ensure that it operates at peak efficiency so that you aren’t left with a toasty home in the middle of July. At the end of the day, though, it is your choice. However, all manufactures state that regular maintenance is required if you want your warranties to stay in effect. Forgoing maintenance will reduce your system’s efficiency up to 50% and raise your energy consumption by up to 25%, so do what’s best for your air conditioner – schedule your tune-up!
Boulden Brothers has the expertise and knowledge to answer any HVAC questions you might have. You can submit your questions to our Boulden Brothers Answer Man here. We will post your answer and answer in a blog post or video. Whether your list is short and sweet or long and drawn out, we’d be more than happy to help you.
Our ultimate goal is to offer state-of-the-art customer service and to provide you with a completed project that will leave you satisfied and comfortable for years to come.
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