Atlantic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Replacement’

Should You Replace an Old AC With a Heat Pump?

Monday, September 28th, 2020
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You’ve come to the end of regular air conditioning maintenance and AC repair in Delaware for your home comfort system. The air conditioner is at the close of its service life and it’s time to schedule a replacement. All ACs eventually get there—the important part is deciding what to replace yours with.

“Well, that’s easy,” you say. “Another central air conditioner!”

Of course, that is one option, and it may be the best option. But it isn’t the only one. You might want to consider a heat pump.

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How Did Your Air Conditioning System Do This Summer?

Monday, September 14th, 2020
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If you remembered to have your annual spring air conditioning tune-up in Maryland, you probably had a problem-free summer of cooling. That’s what these regular maintenance visits are designed to do: prevent repairs from cropping up, stop abrupt breakdowns, and keep the AC from becoming more expensive to operate.

Before your air conditioning system goes off for a few months, it’s a good time to analyze its performance during the previous season and look forward to the future. And the future may be a new air conditioning system installation.

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When Is an HVAC System Repair TOO Expensive?

Monday, April 13th, 2020
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If you’re asking yourself about whether a repair for your faulty HVAC system is too costly, it’s either because a) your heater is starting to fail at the end of the season after a long winter, or b) you’re concerned about your old air conditioning system and if it will manage the coming summer weather.

In either case, you’re already asking the right question. Repairs for an HVAC system early on in its service life are usually worth the price, and many will fall under the warranty. With older systems that are out of warranty, price becomes a bigger concern. The cost to fix an older AC, furnace, boiler, or heat pump is often steeper, and you may be on the edge of purchasing a new system. Is the cost of a repair worthwhile, or is the repair too expensive and it’s finally time for a replacement system?

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Is It Time to Replace My Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 10th, 2019

trane-condenser-backyardAs the summer starts, you may have concerns about the performance of your air conditioning system and whether it’s better to have a new one installed this year. You may have noticed the AC didn’t work as well as you wanted last summer, or perhaps you think that the unit is old enough that continuing with repairs will be a bigger money drain.

We’re glad you’re turning over these ideas in your head, because it shows you’re paying attention to your home’s air conditioning in Dover, DE. It’s smart to keep a watch on an air conditioner so you can have problems dealt with before they become even bigger problems—such as an emergency breakdown during one of the hottest days of the summer.

The best way to answer the question in the title is to call our professionals to consult with them about your AC’s future. Below we’ve given you some of the major warning signs of an AC ready to retire so you’ll have a better idea of what job you’ll need our technicians to do.

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Repair or Replace Your Faulty Air Conditioning System?

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

air-conditioning-repairWe’ve come to the end of air conditioning season, as temperatures fall and heating system take over the responsibility of keeping your home comfortable. That makes now an excellent time to evaluate the state of an older air conditioner, especially if it needs repairs or is suffering from similar problems. With air conditioning no longer needed for several months, you can decide if your existing system can continue with a repair job, or if you need to talk about replacement.

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When Does Your AC Require Replacement?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

air-conditioning-repairSummer is here, and if your air conditioner is on its last legs, now is the time to replace it with a new one. Doing so will allow you to take advantage of all the benefits a new system provides at the beginning of summer, instead of having to suffer through the hottest part of the year with a system that really isn’t up to snuff. It also means not having to deal with an unexpected breakdown in the middle of the summer, when temperatures are hottest and you can ill afford to go without proper air conditioning for even a few hours.

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Should Your Air Conditioner Be Replaced?

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Spring is a good time to make an assessment of your older air conditioner and determine if it needs to be replaced. Years of service usually take their toll on older systems, and months of sitting unused during the winter mean that dust and other contaminants can build up as well. If your air conditioner is ready to be put out to pasture, now is the time to do so. Otherwise, you risk a final, fatal breakdown in the middle of summer just when you need the system the most, forcing you to scramble to get a replacement put into place. Replacing your system now gives you the luxury of time to plan and the flexibility to schedule the replacement when you want, instead of what necessity dictates. Finally, it allows you to enjoy the benefits of a new system immediately, help you save money and worry during the summer when you really need it.

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Is It Time for a New Air Conditioner?

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

August here in Bridgeville, DE is the ideal time to give your air conditioner an honest assessment. If it’s getting older and evincing problems, several months or regular activity is going to highlight them in start relief. At the same time, fall is just around the corner, and if you decide you need to replace your older system with a new one, you’ll have all winter to find the system best suited to your home and scheduling a replacement session at leisure. You’re the only one who can decide if your air conditioner’s race is run, but we usually point to three specific criteria to help you make up your mind.

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What is a SEER Rating and How Does It Affect my Air Conditioner?

Monday, August 10th, 2015

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, you may have heard the term “SEER rating” to describe the unit’s efficiency. The term stands for Season Energy Efficiency Ratio, and it’s a convenient way to measure how much an air conditioner is going to cost you to run when you have it installed. That’s a significant consideration, especially considering Dover, DE’s hot and muggy summers. Understanding the SEER rating is important to making an informed choice for a new air conditioner. A trained professional can help you with the specifics, but a brief overview of what the rating means makes a good place to start.

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When Is It Time to Replace Your Commercial Air Conditioning System?

Monday, April 6th, 2015

It is difficult to run a business without a proper AC system in place to keep the people on your commercial property as comfortable as possible in the summer months. But when the weather outside is still chilly, it’s difficult to think about the state of your commercial air conditioning system. Replace your system as early on as possible, particularly if you experience any of the following problems on your property.

  • Frequent Repairs – Do you find that your unit needs repairs far too frequently? Are you sick of replacing a new component every time a technician visits your business? It may be time for an upgrade. The components of an air conditioner work best when every part inside is designed to work together. So when you put a newer part on an older unit, it still cannot operate efficiently and that newer part may simply wear out faster than it should. After a number of years, replacing the entire system is simply a better choice.
  • Short Cycling – Does your unit turn on frequently only to turn off very shortly afterwards? This is known as short cycling, and it affects systems with faulty compressors or units that are too large for the space they cool. With packaged rooftop air conditioning units, you may only need to have a technician remove a module to correct a sizing issue. In other cases, however, replacement is necessary, which is a much higher risk if the compressor suffers damage.
  • High Energy Bills – Of course, the energy bills are high enough as it is on a commercial property. But many business owners these days strive towards a more energy efficient workspace. If you are concerned about the environmental impact of your AC, or if you just want to pay less from month to month, consider replacing your unit with an energy efficient model.

Don’t wait until the cooling season is in full swing before calling your local technicians for new commercial specialists. Call an expert today, and keep in mind that it takes a commercial specialist to service a complex commercial unit.

Call the experts at Atlantic Refrigeration for commercial air conditioning installation or service in Dover, DE.

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