That Old Air Conditioner Finally Gave Out – Now What?

Whether you live in Santan, Chandler, Phoenix or Glendale, your air conditioner will likely be working tirelessly all summer. If you have an air conditioner that is ten or more years old and on its last legs, it may be time to get ready for a new air conditioner installation. Well, what exactly does that mean?

As you start thinking about replacing your AC system, here are some important considerations:

  • Unit or System – Your air conditioner is one part of your HVAC system. In many cases, it makes sense to simply replace the air conditioner unit. However, there are times when a mismatched system can hinder energy efficiency and/or performance. A qualified, experienced HVAC technician can help you make the right decision.
  • SEER Rating – All air conditioners are given SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) ratings that indicate their measurement of system efficiency. Currently the U.S. Department of Energy requires all HVAC systems to have a minimum SEER rating of 13. However, the higher the SEER rating, the more money is saved on operational costs. Just keep in mind that higher SEER rated units cost slightly more than those that are not as efficient.
  • Installation Location – If your existing air conditioner is on the ground, you can certainly choose to install a new unit in the same location. However, you may want to consider the installation of a rooftop air conditioner. Why? Actually, there are several benefits to having your unit on the roof. These include theft protection, more backyard space and protection from the elements. There is typically less maintenance on rooftop air conditioners because they don’t collect as much dust during those desert dust storms.
  • Who to Call? – Your best bet is always to choose a professional HVAC technician who has the experience to get the job done right the first time. Don’t take chances with an unproven technician who doesn’t have credentials and referrals.

Where to Get Air Conditioning Installation in Santan?

If you’re starting your search for a Santan, AZ air conditioning service company, consider Bruce’s as your go-to source. We’re always happy to provide free quotes on replacements and suggestions on installations. Call us today at 480-968-5652.