AC Replacement in Mid-Hudson Valley

Should You Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner?

While our AC repair professionals will inspect your system and complete any repairs to solve your home’s cooling problems, there may be some scenarios where a replacement may be your best bet.

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You may want to replace your home’s air conditioner if it:

  • Is Older Than 15 Years – On average, air conditioners can last anywhere from 15 to 20 years, so investing in a new system is usually the most cost-effective move if your unit is around that age. Mostly due to today’s units being far more energy efficient.
  • Requires Frequent Service – If your AC has needed frequent unplanned repairs, it may be time to replace the unit entirely. This will save you money and future headaches.
  • Needs a Lot of Repairs – Depending on the service needed or part that needs to be replaced, the service can range in price. Making a cost comparison of the repair to the purchase and installation of a new AC can aid in your decision.

Not sure if you should repair or replace your air conditioner? With the help of one of our Mid-Hudson Valley AC service professionals, you’ll be able to get an honest answer on what the best choice is for your home – and your wallet.

It’s important to feel comfortable in your own home. Your air conditioning system has a lot to do with that, so if it’s time to replace your current AC, turn to the team at Aire Serv® of Mid Hudson Valley for help.

Professional Air Conditioner Installation in Pleasant Valley & Nearby Areas

Our team is fully certified, trained, and experienced to help you wade through your AC unit models and deliver a high-quality installation to restore the comfort of your home and safety during the hottest weather Mid-Hudson Valley has to offer.

After the installation, our team can even create a personalized maintenance schedule to ensure that our team can routinely perform the AC maintenance services needed to ensure the longevity of your home’s new air conditioner.

Our team will help you confirm that a replacement is your best bet, help you decide on the best unit for your home, guide you through the buying process, and provide you with the high-quality installation needed to ensure the efficiency of your system.

Do you need AC replacement in Mid Hudson Valley? Give us a call to get started.

How can I tell if my air conditioner is broken?

Identifying whether your air conditioner is broken involves paying attention to various signs and symptoms. Here are some common indicators that your air conditioner may be malfunctioning:

  1. Lack of Cool Air: If your air conditioner is running but not producing cool air, there may be an issue with the compressor, refrigerant levels, or other components.
  2. Poor Airflow: Insufficient airflow can be caused by a clogged air filter, a malfunctioning fan, or issues with the ductwork.
  3. Strange Noises: Unusual sounds such as grinding, squealing, or banging may indicate problems with the fan, motor, or other internal components.
  4. Unusual Odors: Foul or musty smells when the air conditioner is running could be a sign of mold, a burned-out wire, or issues with the ductwork.
  5. Leaking Water: Water pooling around the unit or inside your home may suggest a clogged or disconnected drain line, or problems with the condensate pump.
  6. Thermostat Issues: If the temperature on the thermostat doesn't match the actual room temperature, there may be a problem with the thermostat or its calibration.
  7. Frequent Cycling On and Off: Short cycling, where the unit turns on and off frequently, may be caused by issues with the thermostat, the refrigerant levels, or the compressor.
  8. High Humidity Levels: Ineffective dehumidification could indicate problems with the refrigerant or the unit's size relative to the space it's cooling.
  9. Visible Ice or Frost: Ice forming on the evaporator coils or refrigerant lines can signal issues with airflow or refrigerant levels.
  10. Increased Energy Bills: A sudden spike in energy bills without a corresponding increase in usage may indicate that your air conditioner is working inefficiently.

If you observe any of these signs, it's advisable to contact a professional HVAC technician to diagnose and address the issue. Regular maintenance and prompt repairs can help extend the life of your air conditioning system and ensure optimal performance.

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