New Air Conditioner
Having a properly functioning AC system during Atlanta’s hot and humid months is key to your comfort. If you’re having issues with your AC system or feel that it is not keeping your home cool, it is time to have your AC unit inspected.
The licensed HVAC professionals at Assured Comfort can handle your air conditioning installation and repairs 24/7, 365 days a year . As a leading company in metro Atlanta, you can rest assured that the services and options provided to you will keep you and your home comfortable and your utility costs down.
We provide you with Free In Home Replacement estimates and have a variety of options that will be best suited to your needs and budget. With clean, courteous and 5 star HVAC professionals, your HVAC needs will always be handled with professionalism and expertise. Our service is guaranteed on time, done right and priced right. Contact your home service professional today and schedule your free in home HVAC replacement estimate today.
Why a Modern AC Unit can Benefit You and Reduce Costs
A major change in the HVAC industry has put great focus on providing home owners with higher efficiency options to help reduce impact to the environment and your utility costs. Modern units are at least 30% more efficient than models prior to 2006.
Another evolution in air conditioners is the type of refrigerant used to cool your home. The previous standard refrigerant, commonly known as R-22, has been determined to have a negative impact on the ozone layer. With the phase out of R-22 refrigerant, mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), your system will eventually need to be replaced to one that uses the refrigerant R410-A.
The Assured Comfort team of comfort consultants can offer you a variety of options to better your home’s air flow, provide more efficient cooling and increase your air quality.
When to Replace Your Air Conditioner
While the experts at Assured Comfort will do everything they can to repair your existing air conditioning system, there comes a time when it needs to be replaced.
At what point should you invest in a new AC system?
Here are a few signs that you may need a new AC unit:
The system is more than 10 years old.
If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old, you should consider replacing it. According to research by EnergyStar, newer, more energy-efficient units can save up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs. How’s that for incentive?
The cost of repairs is more than the price of a new unit.
Air conditioning units that are not working adequately will fail to evenly cool a house or even a room. Sometimes it’s just a relatively minor or inexpensive repair to get the unit running properly again.
Other times, the cost of repairing a worn out system can be as much as the price of a new unit, in which case it makes sense to upgrade to a new air conditioner.
Your home’s too humid.
A properly-functioning air conditioning system works to reduce humidity in your home during the summer. If you notice excess moisture in your house, it’s probably due to poor performance, leaky ductwork and/or insufficient equipment, which means it may be time to replace your old unit.
You notice excess dust.
If your air ducts are leaking, dust and debris from dirty places in your home (such as your attic and basement) could be circulating through your house, reducing air quality and making your family members feel sick.
Call Assured Comfort to have your air conditioning inspected. We’ll help you determine whether a repair or replacement is better for your home.
Keeping your AC well-maintained is the best way to ensure it lasts for at least 15 years. How you treat your system in between service calls and tune-ups can gravely impact its lifespan.
Four Ways You May be Hindering Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency
1. You’re using the wrong filter and/or not changing your filter.
It’s extremely important to buy the correct filter for your air conditioning unit. An incompatible air filter can overwork your AC system to the point that it shuts down completely. It can also cost you more in the long run.
We recommend you buy a filter that’s designed for your unit, and change it at least four times a year. Energy Star reports that replacing a dirty filter can decrease an air conditioner’s energy consumption by up to 15 percent.
2. You have leaky ducts.
Bad air ducts are a leading cause of failed AC units. When your system is working as it should, air flows through ducts to cool your house evenly. However, when your air ducts are leaking, cold air seeps out, preventing it from reaching its intended destination.
If your air conditioning doesn’t seem to be working up to par, call Assured Comfort to schedule an inspection of your ductwork. Our technicians will look at your air duct system and determine if it’s functioning properly.
3. You’re overworking your unit.
After a hard day of work, you need to rest. The same goes for your AC unit. During the day, keep your blinds closed so your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard to keep your home cool. Also, refrain from constantly changing its temperature setting, as doing so can prematurely wear out your system.
4. You don’t have enough refrigerant in your AC.
Many people don’t realize that if their AC isn’t cooling properly, it could be due to low refrigerant levels. Air conditioner units are designed to use a set amount of refrigerant.
If you’re using an insufficient amount of refrigerant, unit efficiency could be hurting by up to 30 percent. The best way to know if you’re using the right amount of refrigerant is to have your unit checked out by Assured Comfort.
Our technicians can advise you on whether or not your refrigerant levels are on point.
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5 Tips for
Keeping Your Home Cool
Move your indoor plants outside
Move your indoor plants outside during the summer to keep your home cooler. Plant life produces airborne moisture that can make the air in your house feel humid and sticky. Having the plants outside means less moisture indoors.
Inspect your unit
Have an air conditioning contractor inspect your unit each summer so that potential issues can be addressed before they turn into major problems. Assured Comfort can provide regular maintenance to not only help spot potential issues, but also help your unit last longer.
Replace your incandescent light bulbs
Replace your incandescent light bulbs with fluorescent bulbs, so your lamps produce less heat. Obviously, keeping lights off when they’re not in use will eliminate the heat altogether.
Plant trees and shrubs
Plant trees and shrubs around your air conditioning units in order to provide shade. This will help your AC system run more efficiently.
Adjust ceiling fans
Ceiling fans should be adjusted seasonally. Setting them to rotate counter-clockwise in the summer months will redistribute warm air trapped near the top of the ceiling and produce a wind-chill breeze effect.
How to Keep Your AC System Running Smoothly
For fast repairs and the best in new air conditioning across the metro Atlanta area, you can depend on the professionals at Assured Comfort.
In between visits, however, it’s important to routinely maintain your unit. This will help you avoid expensive and untimely repairs. Here’s how to keep your AC system running smoothly:
Set your thermostat to automatic.
Set the thermostat to automatic so it will only come on when necessary. This will cut down on energy costs, and extend the life of your HVAC system.
Clean and replace filters.
This is the most important maintenance task to ensure your air conditioner remains efficient. A dirty filter prohibits airflow, making your system significantly less efficient. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5 to 15 percent. Look for corrosion.
Check your air conditioning units for deterioration and exposed wiring.
Schedule A Service
If something doesn’t seem right with your system, make an appointment with Assured Comfort for a professional inspection.
Call us at (770) 872-4628 or click the link below to schedule a free quote with our certified Air Conditioning Technicians, they can help you determine if you need a new AC unit or if you can repair your current one.