Hot weather is a year-round concern in Southern California, affecting us even in December and January. However, the intense heat of the summer does start to recede as the season transitions into fall. If you’re thinking that it’s time to replace an air conditioning system that’s too old to do its job to the best of its ability, than it’s a good idea to plan to the work for the fall. We have some tips regarding air conditioning replacement you should consider.
Is your current system ready to retire?
First, make sure that replacing your old AC is the best choice. If you’re thinking about a replacement, it is probably for a good reason: your current air conditioner can’t keep the home cool enough, it’s making a large amount of noise, or it has caused a huge spike in your electrical bills. If the system is over 15 years old, then it’s probably wise to have it replaced with a better system even if it’s currently working adequately. Should you feel uncertain about the choice, you can always contact HVAC professionals to examine your air conditioner and advise you about replacing it.
What sort of new air conditioner would you like?
You have a number of great options for a new AC that will significantly improve on performance. You can have a special quieter unit installed, or one with a variable speed fan that will lower cooling bills dramatically. If you’re planning on remodeling your home, a ductless mini split is a good idea. You could also opt for a heat pump and have heating and air conditioning taken care of in one unit.
Are you planning to hire amateurs for the installation?
Don’t. Just don’t. Air conditioning installation isn’t a job where you can try to cut corners for short-term savings. Only professionals can guarantee that your new air conditioner will work just as it should for many years. Never take a chance when it comes to something this important for your household!
At JW Heating and Air, we strive to make any air conditioning installation or replacement the best experience a customer can have done at their home. Contact us for service in Lakewood, CA.