At Air Pros, we realize if given a choice most people would prefer to contact us about AC repair in Boca Raton, FL, instead of an upgrade to a new central air conditioning unit. This is true especially if there are concerns about the budget. That said, there are times when it makes more sense to invest in a new cooling solution for your home instead of trying to get more life out of an existing unit.
Here are your main considerations when deciding if it's really time for a new central air conditioning system.
Steps You Can Take to Boost Your AC's Efficiency
Did you know the average home has ducts that lose anywhere from 10 to 30 percent of the conditioned air before it gets to a home's living spaces? This is one reason an initial step you can take as you consider AC replacement is to see if your ducts are leaking somewhere. In addition, see if there are other issues with your home that could be contributing to reduced air conditioning unit efficiency. Some of these could include:
- Wall or attic gaps or cracks
- Insulation gaps within your home
- Air leaks around windows and doors
How Well is Your Current System Working?
A convenient way to assess your existing cooling system is to contact Air Pros. Our trained local technicians can perform a routine evaluation and inspection of your unit so you can get a better idea of whether or not it's time to consider AC replacement in Boca Raton, FL. You'll get an honest, no-pressure opinion based on a thorough review of your unit's key parts and components.
Ensuring the Correct Size
A central air conditioning unit that wasn't correctly sized for your living spaces isn't going to get any better with AC repair. This could have happened if a previous homeowner failed to consider proper sizing before installing the current unit. Sizing calculations can also be thrown off if you have added on to your home over the years or made other improvements that change how your living spaces are used.
You will get more value from your central air conditioning unit if it's correctly sized, a determination that's often made today with the help of load-calculating software. What it does is take several key factors into consideration. Some of the top ones include the size of your home's living spaces, your home's orientation to the sun, the configuration of your attic, the number of windows your home has, and the thickness of insulation.
Get in Touch With Our Professionals
Still on the fence about AC replacement in Boca Raton, FL? Take our quick and easy quiz: Do I Really Need A New Central AC Unit For My Home? We'll review your responses and let you know what recommendations we have based on your answers.
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