We all know just how hot it can be here in this part of California, especially during the summer. Therefore, you deserve to own a great air conditioning system to keep you and your family cool and comfortable all season long! If you own a not-so-great system or if you’re having an AC installed for the first time, you’re in luck!
To get you started, we have provided our quick-guide to AC installation in Modesto, CA. Of course, it is always best to consult with a professional HVAC technician before any final decisions are made, but it can’t hurt to be ahead of the game. Keep reading below to find out more!
So, You Need a New AC? Here are Some Steps
Step One: Replacing Your Old AC
The first step in installing a new air conditioner is knowing when to replace your current system (you may skip this step if you do not already own an AC). There are a number of signs that suggest it’s time for a replacement. Consider replacing your AC if:
- It’s Old: Although built to last, the average lifespan of an AC is anywhere between 10–15 years. If your system has aged beyond this average life expectancy, it might be time for a replacement.
- It Requires Frequent Repair: In general, your AC should not require more than just a couple of repairs every few years. If you’ve found yourself paying 50% or more the cost of a new AC on repairs, it’s better just to invest in a new system.
- It’s Costing You More Money: If you’ve noticed that your monthly energy bills are rising, it could just be that your AC is worn out and inefficient. Consider a replacement.
Step Two: Selecting a New System
Just because you’ve owned a central AC in the past, doesn’t mean that you must install that same system again. There are plenty of options that homeowners have when it comes to keeping their homes nice and cool,
- Central Air Conditioners
- Evaporator Coolers
- Heat Pumps
- Ductless Systems
- Inverter ACs
Step Three: Professional Installation
After you’ve been matched with the system that will best meet your cooling needs, it is time to have the system properly sized and installed. When we say “sized,” we do not mean calculating the amount of space the system will take up (though that is important). What we are referring to is ensuring that the amount of cooling output the system provides is sufficient for your space.
Professional installation is key to ensuring the long and successful service life of your system, so do not trust the job to anyone except a licensed and trained HVAC professional. Sure, there are going to be plenty of amateurs willing to service your system, but sometimes an attempt to save money can end up costing you much more in the long run. It is always best to consult with a professional before you make any final decisions.
To schedule your air conditioning services, be sure to contact the experts at DeHart Plumbing, Heating, and Air Inc.