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Is it time to repair or replace your central AC unit?

YOUR CENTRAL AIR UNIT IS IT TIME TO REPAIR OR REPLACE? With the seasons changing, now is the time to think about your heating and air conditioning system. Is it in good shape? Does it need major work? Use this guide to decide if it's time for a new, more efficient model. FACTORS TO CONSIDER REPAIR REPLACE <12 years AGE OF THE SYSTEM >12 years • Some older systems employ Freon refrigerant, which is being phased out and is expensive • Are much less efficient • Have higher repair costs Minor EXTENT OF PROBLEMS Extensive • Loose or broken ductwork • Clogged drain line • Electrical problem • Blower motor • Compressor • Condenser coils <50% of cost of new unit COST OF REPAIRS >50% of cost of new unit • Unit still under $4 • Blower motor • Compressor • Condenser coils • High-end new units can seem pricey, but are more efficient and save money over time warranty > 13 SEER or >10 EER rating <13 SEER or EFFCIENCY OF UNIT <10 EER rating • If still efficient, • New units can have up to 20 SEER efficiency ratings, reducing monthly costs significantly may be worth salvaging < 2 repairs in the last 10 years This is your third or more major repair on your unit FREQUENCY OF REPAIRS Right-sized SIZE OF UNIT Over- or Under-sized 關 • If your system was installed properly and professionally using heat gain calculations, the unit will last • An over-sized unit's constant cycling leads to poor humidity control and longer and run more efficiently premature failure. KNOW YOUR SYSTEM SUPPLY AIR DUCT COLD AIR CONDENSER EVAPORATOR FAN CONDENSER COILS FAN COIL RETURN AIR FILTER BLOWER REFRIGERANT LINES Dampers are located in the ducts. These regulate amount of air going to one part of the house and sometimes need COMPRESSOR CONDENSING UNIT replacing or repositioning. 5 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN SHOPPING FOR A NEW AC SYSTEM PROPER INSTALLATION To work best, a system must be sized and installed properly. Comfort 24-7 dealers have proven track records. Find one near you at EFFICIENCY RATING SEER rating (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is the measure of a unit's cooling performance. comfort24-7.com/contractors. GREENER OPTIONS MODERN FEATURES Heat pumps, ductless systems and geothermal energy are more than just environmentally friendly - they save you big bucks through efficient operation. Improve convenience, progammability, remote access, precision cooling, and efficiency. PRICE, DURABILITY, FINANCING Efficient systems can cost more up front, but will save in the long run, and may qualify for rebates. Financing available. Find HVAC Companies www.hvaclocal.com

Is it time to repair or replace your central AC unit?

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With the season changing now is the time to think about your heating and air conditioning system. Is it in good shape ? Does it need major work ? Use this guide to decide if it's time for a new, more ...

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