AC Replacement in Northglenn, Thornton, Westminster, CO, and Surrounding Areas
When your air conditioner fizzles out during the dog days of summer, you know that getting a new AC unit installed right away is vital. Most air conditioners last an average of 10 to 15 years. Sometimes an AC unit may last as long as 25 years, but this is rare. Of course, having a new cooling system installed can feel a bit daunting. But don’t worry! 303 Heat will be there for you every step of the way. From helping you select the perfect new air conditioner to financing this big project, we know how to take the stress out of AC replacement in Thornton, CO, and Northglenn. Our technicians have 16 years of experience in the HVAC industry. We’re skilled in installing all makes, models, and types of air conditioners in residential buildings.
Signs Your AC May Need Replacing
When your air conditioner begins failing, you’ll start to notice that it needs frequent repairs. It may blow warm air, produce poor airflow from vents, make loud noises such as banging, squealing, or grinding, and emit bad odors like something burning or mold. A declining AC won’t dehumidify the air and may leak water or refrigerant from the indoor unit. It also loses its energy efficiency over time, resulting in higher electric bills.
Correct Air Conditioner Installation: The Key to AC Replacement
Undersized Air Conditioners
When an AC unit isn’t large enough (it isn’t powerful enough) for your home or business, it rarely stops running because it can’t meet the cooling demand. Airflow from vents will often be reduced, and your air conditioner can never quite seem to get the temperature where you’d like it to be. Sometimes, you’ll have rooms which are too hot and others that are too cold. Because the air conditioner must work overtime, your energy bills will be high regardless of how energy efficient the unit is. Your AC will also have a shorter life span because it’s been forced to perform beyond its capacity.
Oversized Air Conditioners
Although it might seem that a large, powerful air conditioner would completely handle the above problems, in the HVAC world, this couldn’t be further from the truth. An AC unit that is oversized for the building in which it’s installed presents its own set of issues. In this case, it has too much power instead of too little, so it lowers the temperature too quickly. This imbalance causes the unit to run in short cycles, meaning it’s turning on and off frequently throughout the day. Because it runs so briefly, it never gets a chance to cool your home for an extended period and perform its secondary function of dehumidifying the air. Too much moisture leads to mold growth and, in extreme cases, can even damage surfaces. Additionally, like an AC that’s too small, your home or business will experience temperature inconsistencies in different parts of the building. The air conditioner will also use more electricity due to the constant stopping and starting.
A properly installed air conditioner will give you the maximum cooling power, coupled with the highest level of energy efficiency. When you’re due for an AC replacement, the professionals at 303 Heat will take extensive measurements of your home or office to make sure your new air conditioning system is a perfect fit.