If you have an aging air conditioner or air conditioning system that needs to be replaced, you’re probably in a hurry since it’s summertime and temperatures could soar. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be careful. With any big purchase, you need to do your research and make sure you’re doing the right thing. At Tragar Home Services, we’re experts in installing and servicing cooling systems. We can help you stay cool even if your air conditioning system breaks down in the heat of summer and we want to let you know some questions you should ask before you replace your air conditioner.
Is My Current AC System Ready to Be Replaced?
According to Energy Star, there are several signs you should look for that can indicate that you may need to replace your air conditioner or cooling system. As a rule of thumb, you should start to think about changing the system if it’s more than 10 years old. Another warning sign can be higher energy bills or more frequent repairs. That can be a sign that your system isn’t energy efficient enough. If your home is too warm, too cold, too humid or you notice too much dust, that could indicate problems with your air ducts. Noisy cooling systems also should be replaced.
What Should I Know About Energy Efficiency?
If you’re purchasing a new air conditioning system you want to save money on your energy bill. According to the Energy Department, it pays to replace your old outdoor compressor with a newer unit. If your air conditioner is only 10 years old, you may save 20 to 40 percent on your cooling costs by buying a newer unit. You’ll save 30 to 50 percent more on your energy bill if you replace a system created in the 1970s. Look for a system that has a high seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER). Older systems tend to have a SEER rating go 6 or less.
What Type of Air Conditioning System Should I Buy?
At Tragar we specialize in central air conditioning and ductless air conditioning systems. Both of these systems can cool multiple rooms and areas of your home as opposed to wall units, which only cool one room at a time. You also don’t have to worry about home security and insulation issues that are associated with window units. In addition to selling these cooling systems, Tragar Home Services also offers expert service and annual startup for your air conditioning system.
What Are the Benefits of Ductless Air Conditioning?
A ductless air conditioning system may be right for you if you have an older or smaller home. They’re easier to install than central air systems if you’re concerned about the installation of air ducts in your home, particularly if you have an older or more historic home. Ductless systems are also less noisy than wall units. Ductless air conditioning systems, consist of small indoor cooling units and a larger outdoor compressing unit. They give homeowners flexibility because they allow you to cool individual rooms or zones in your home.
What Are the Benefits of Central Air Conditioning?
Central Air Units take care of cooling throughout your home. You won’t have to worry about making sure a window unit cools a large area of your home, and the central air unit will make your home look the way it’s supposed to. Central air units are less noisy and adding a modern unit increases energy efficiency.
Tragar Home Services Will Give You a Professional Installation
If you’re looking to install a new air conditioning system or thinking about it, why not go to the experts with more than 60 years of experience on Long Island. Tragar Home Services offers superior customer service, repairs, and annual maintenance. To learn more, contact Tragar today.