When the sun beats down during the summer, there is nothing better than opening your door, taking a cold drink out of the fridge, plopping on the couch and relaxing.

However, this dream scenario can be dashed to pieces when an older air conditioning system starts to putter and not work like it once used to.

If your home’s AC unit is around 15-20 years old, does it show the signs that it might be giving up the ghost? Do you notice problems like refrigerant leaks, motor failures or inefficient cooling? If so, you might need a new system.

When shopping around for your air conditioning system, consider these items:

Proper Size

If you put a motorcycle engine in your car, would you expect it to run like a dream? Probably not because vehicles aren’t a one-size-fits-all operation and there are many types and sizes of engines used for each vehicle. The same goes for your air conditioning unit.

Did you know that air conditioners not only cool your home, but they are designed to also dehumidify? If you have too large of a unit in your home, the AC unit struggles to do its job at dehumidifying your home and it won’t feel cool at all. Work with us to get the proper size and add to your comfort.

Efficiency Rating

Who doesn’t like saving money? Having a unit that has a high efficiency rating will help you save money on your cooling bills when the summer heat really peaks. Air conditioning units in the United States must have a seasonal energy efficiency rating (SEER) rating of at least 13 out of 20.

If you had a unit that had a SEER rating of 14, it would use eight percent less energy than conventional models. Could you stand to save at least 8 percent on your energy bills?

Continued Maintenance

Efficiency ratings are great for making sure they run well, but that only goes so far. To keep your AC unit running like a dream for another 15-20 years, proper maintenance is a must. In some cases, failure to keep regular maintenance may void warranty.

Contact Us Today

For your AC unit installation and maintenance needs, give our team a call today! We have the experience and knowledge about AC units that you can trust! Give us a call at 540-662-9706 to see what we can do for you.