With regular maintenance, your AC could last between 15-20 years. However, your warranty often requires annual service to stay valid.
When it’s time to replace your AC unit, look for these signs:
- Low efficiency: When your AC ages, your utility bills might increase slowly over time as it loses efficiency. Compare your monthly cost from the year before. If you notice a significant increase in cost, your unit is at a higher risk of repairs.
- Costly repairs: Repairing your unit frequently can be a short-term solution to a more significant problem. Don’t pay for repairs that cost half the price of a new unit, about $5,000.
- New technology: You may be able to benefit from updated technology such as quieter operation, built-in air purifiers, and smart thermostats. Brandt’s Heating & Cooling is the team to trust for expert AC installation and replacement in Kokomo when you want to update your system.
- Expired warranty: Typical HVAC warranties last about ten years. If your unit is long past its warranty and needs costly or frequent repairs, it is time to replace your system.
What Size HVAC Unit Do I need?
When replacing or installing your HVAC unit, you must get the right size for your home or business. First, you need to calculate the number of BTUs that you need. We can help using a Manual J calculation for an accurate measurement. This includes measuring the square footage of your building, evaluating its insulation, and how you use the space. For every door, person, and window, you add 100-1,000 BTU.
This is a more accurate way to measure your space’s needs, but you can use the square footage of the building alone to estimate necessary BTUs less accurately. When looking at units, round up. The maximum BTUs for your AC should be 15% more than the minimum. If you’re unsure about the size you need, Brandt’s Heating & Cooling experts are happy to help.
A new unit can improve indoor air quality by reducing dust and humidity. It may also include built-in air purifying technology to increase your air quality over time. An updated system requires less maintenance and cost-effective operation. New technology is here to improve your home and comfort with a more durable and energy-efficient system.
Brandt’s Heating & Cooling is here for you with expert AC installation and replacement in Kokomo. There is no other team to call for quality work at a reasonable price. Your unit could break down at any time; that’s why we offer 24/7 emergency service. We don’t want you to be without comfort during the hot summer months.
How Can You Prolong the Lifespan of an Air Conditioner?
To prolong the life of your new air conditioning system, there are a few simple tasks you can do.
Firstly, regularly clean or replace the air filters. This helps to maintain good airflow and prevents dust and debris from clogging the system.
Additionally, keep the outdoor unit clear of any leaves, grass, or other obstructions that could restrict airflow. It's also a good idea to schedule professional maintenance checks at least once a year. During these visits, a technician can inspect and tune up your AC system, ensuring it's running efficiently and catching any potential issues early on.
Finally, set your thermostat to a moderate temperature and avoid drastic temperature changes, as this can strain the system. By following these steps, you can help your air conditioning system last longer and operate at its best.
For expert HVAC solutions, trust our team! Schedule your free estimate by calling us at (765) 252-4772 or filling out our online contact form.