Is it time for a New Air Conditioner?
Is it time for a New Air Conditioner?
As you know, summer is just around the corner and with it brings hot days and hot nights. We all know when it’s time to get new shoes, clothes and carpet, but how do we know when it’s time for a new air conditioner? You could very well get caught having an uncomfortable sleep that can really damage your next day if you don’t know what to look for. Darrick with an A is here to save the day.
Are you ready for the heat?
Our houses are a safe and comfortable place for our families and the heating and cooling system are a big part of that comfort. Your air conditioner works hard for your family and may just need some tender love and care from a professional. Our Priority Advantage Maintenance Service will help prolong the life of your
air conditioner, make it more efficient and save you money in the long run. Although, we want your air conditioner to last forever, it will one day need to be replaced, and our expert technicians can help let you know when the time has come. We service a large area that includes Caledonia, Hamilton, Haldimand, Brantford, Ancaster, Burlington, Oakville, Grimsby, Six Nations.
It might be time to replace your Air Conditioner if
1) Your A/C is more than 12 years old.
The average life expectancy of some air conditioners is 10-12 years but it is not uncommon for them to break down as soon as year 8 arrives, depending on if maintenance was performed yearly. With our winter safety check and our summer system renovation we have you covered. With summer coming, your old a/c will have a hard time running in the extreme heat which could leave you without a way of cooling your house during a heat wave.
2) Your home is way more humid
Did you know that one of the primary jobs of your air conditioner is to draw out humidity from your home? An average home collects 4L of water every hour. If your home is humid, it might be time for a new American Standard Air Conditioner.
3) Your energy costs are much higher than they have ever been.
You may just need to have maintenance by a trusted professional to ensure there is nothing they can do to help first. Sometimes, contractors put in oversized or even undersized units which result in a less effective air conditioner or a warm house with an air conditioner that can’t keep up. We can help determine what issue you are having.
4) Your A/C doesn’t seem cool enough in the summer
There are a few things that can cause your unit to not run efficiently. For example one reason could be that your unit might just be very dirty and require a Clean and Check. Your outdoor unit gets clogged with dirt and debris covering it with a sweater like coating. Getting Darrick Davidson Mechanical Services to do a Clean and Check can let your old air conditioner breath again.
5) Did you know most people don’t know when their Air conditioner is broken?
During the milder Ontario weather, you won’t need your air conditioner to run too hard to get your home comfortable. However, when the weather gets really hot, your air conditioning might not be able to keep up with our constant heat waves. It might be too late and your comfort can be compromised.
Before the summer hits, schedule an appointment to make sure your air conditioning is up to the task by getting an inspection. If you know your air conditioner is old and is in need of replacing, Darrick Davidson Mechanical can have a specialist come to your home and help you find out what is best for your family and home. There are many ways we can keep you cool and comfortable now and for years to come.
If you’re looking to install a new air conditioner it’s best to do it early because American Standard has more options available before demand increases when the heat hits. With many popular American Standard models they tend to sell out. You may even need to have your size specially ordered. Don’t get left hot and sweaty waiting for a new unit to arrive.
We can be reached at (905)765-8571 or (905)902-8571 or (519)209-3884