Summer's here which means it's time to think about whether your air conditioner is in good shape. Would some repairs bring it back to life or should you upgrade it completely?
Depending on other important factors, a unit that’s less than 10 years old will likely benefit from repairs.
Older units are less efficient and have higher repair costs, so if your system is over 10 years old, you may benefit from a replacement.
If the repair is minor like a worn capacitor, a clogged drain line, or a small electrical problem, it’s worth repairing.
If your blower motor, compressor, or condenser coils fail, it may be more beneficial to replace your unit.
If repairs will be less than 50% of the cost of a new unit, they may still be worth considering.
If repair costs are more than 50% of the cost of a new unit, you may want to upgrade to a newer, more energy efficient model.
If your unit has a SEER rating greater than 13, it’s still probably efficient and may be worth repairing.
If your unit has a SEER rating below 13, you may want to invest in a higher rated unit which will help reduce cooling costs.
If your system has had less than two minor repairs in the last 10 years, it may still be able to be fixed.
If your system has had major repairs recently and still isn’t working properly, you should consider replacing it.
If your unit was installed by a professional and sized to fit your home’s cooling needs, it can last significantly longer.
Systems that aren’t sized properly are prone to premature failure and poor humidity control.
Whether your air conditioner needs to be repaired or replaced, our expert team can help.
Schedule your appointment today! 1 (855) 636-8216
Air conditioning season has arrived in the Temecula area, so it’s a good idea to be sure your AC is in good working order. The best way prepare for the warmest months of the year is to sign up for a maintenance plan that ensures the continued performance of your air conditioning system, your family’s comfort at home, and energy savings.
The Benefits of Regular AC Maintenance
We all know that preventive care is more effective and less expensive than waiting for trouble, whether it’s for your health, your car, or your HVAC system. But because it’s easy to put maintenance on the back burner until something goes wrong, it bears repeating just the same. Here are four reasons why it pays to schedule preventive maintenance for your cooling system.
1. Ensure Your AC unit Is Running Efficiently
Regular cleaning and tune-ups are the best way to ensure you’re getting the most out of your AC unit. Maintenance keeps your AC unit performing efficiently and using less energy for lower utility bills.
2. Protect Your Indoor Air Quality
A clean system is healthier for you and your family. If your unit becomes clogged with dirt and dust, it will distribute particulates back into your living space, impairing your indoor air quality, or IAQ. Poor IAQ is unhealthy as it can cause allergies and exacerbate immune system disorders.
3. Avoid a Costly Breakdown
Murphy’s Law says your AC will break down during the year’s hottest stretch of weather. This doesn’t have to happen! Most emergency repair calls and the costs that come with them can be avoided with regular maintenance.
4. Give Your Unit a Longer Life
Regular maintenance allows your AC unit to work more efficiently, putting less burden on its parts and prolonging its life overall. A maintenance contract helps you uphold the manufacturer’s warranty and put off system replacement for as long as possible to get the most from your investment.
Enroll in a Maintenance Plan for Greater Peace of Mind
Don’t wait for a breakdown before you call a professional. Be proactive with a worry-free AC maintenance plan. REE Mechanical offers a variety of different plans which include a thorough 66-point check-up and 24-hour emergency service with no overtime charges, so you’re sure to find one to fit your needs.
Is It Time for an AC Upgrade?
If your air conditioning unit is an inefficient older model or simply near the end of its life, you may want to look into an air conditioning upgrade, such as a new high-efficiency heat pump, a ductless mini-split, or a VRF (variable refrigerant flow) system. These systems offer fuel-efficient home heating as well as cooling and allow for customized zoning options.
Navigating all the choices available can be confusing, but the experts at REE Mechanical can help you find the right system and correct size for your home. Save energy, improve your comfort and indoor air quality and lower your utility bills with a maintenance plan or an air conditioning upgrade.
Make sure you’re not caught in the heat this summer. Contact us or call 1 (855) 636-8216 to schedule AC maintenance or enroll in a maintenance plan!
Allergy season is in full swing.
Fortunately, you can keep your allergies at bay when you’re home.
The first step is to improve your indoor air quality.
One part of that includes seasonal HVAC maintenance
with frequent air filter changes.
Also, installing a whole-house fan can boost ventilation
which reduces concentrations of indoor air pollutants and allergens.
Another effective solution is whole-house air purification.
This will purify your home’s air so you can breathe easy.
Finally, duct cleaning can clear remnants of indoor air pollutants.
Stop aggravating your allergy symptoms at home!
Start with help from REE Mechanical. Get in touch with our team today!
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