We know HVAC isn’t the most interesting topic and for that reason, many homeowners don’t know a lot about it. The only time they have a real vetted interest is when something goes wrong and they need solutions. We understand and we are here to help you become a mini-HVAC expert yourself»
In some cases, a bigger air conditioner can actually lead to a number of different issues. It will cool your home faster, but once it reaches the desired temperature, it will act on short cycles which is bad for long term efficiency. Your unit needs to be professionally measured to fit the square footage of your home and we can determine your load size right here at Tyler Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration LLC.
This decision is extremely complicated and it really depends on your current situation and what you can afford to spend. A twelve year old central air conditioner that has already needed a fan replacement and now is leaking refrigerant might be best to replace. After a awhile, repairs just don’t last as long. Repair is the cheaper short term solution, but replacement can actually provide greater benefits on future cooling bills.
Manufacturers would recommend changing your air filter about every 90 days but it really all depends on usage. If you’re someone who uses your furnace or air conditioner constantly, you might want to check on your filters at the end of every month. They are simple to clean and even if you need a new one, they are cheap to replace!
A central air unit will typically last about 10-15 years if you’re careful with it. You should be scheduling annual maintenance and changing filters accordingly to make sure it is running at peak efficiency. Letting your unit try to operate on it’s own from season to season is not smart!
To learn more about how we can help you with your HVAC repairs and installations, please call 203-378-4700 or schedule an appointment on our website for faster service!