Remember the very old, classic song: “The Old Gray Mare”, especially the part about “she ain’t what she used to be”?
Well, if your air conditioning system is at least 10 years old, it “ain’t” what it used to be either – pardon our grammatical license for the sake of making a point.
Even with faithful annual maintenance, 10 years is around the time when you start seeing a noticeable decline in energy efficiency which, of course, translates into higher utility costs. You might even be noticing hot and cold spots throughout your house, forcing you to lower the thermostats that cool those places that are a little too warm for comfort.
So, what’s a body to do to get the kind of “cool and comfortable” you want while bringing down your monthly energy costs. Here are some helpful suggestions to get you started:
- The fact is, most home owners do NOT have their AC systems professionally cleaned and inspected. So before you do anything else, contact Optimum Air for our very thorough preventative maintenance services and, with any luck, the problem with your system could be minor and easily repaired.
- If a repair issue is uncovered, here’s what you need to ask yourself: “Is this the first time my system has caused me a problem, or is this another in a long series of problems?” If your system hasn’t been repair prone, and the current repair relatively minor, it’s probably good idea to get it repaired instead of jumping into a whole new replacement system.
- Or, what if it is a major repair? That still doesn’t necessarily mean your entire system needs to be replaced. Maybe just a new condensing unit or heat exchanger will give you the added comfort that you want. You can count on the HVAC professionals at Optimum Air to explain all your options and give you our best advice.
- In the final analysis, let’s assume that replacing your AC system is in your best interests, all factors considered. Here at Optimum Air, our first step is NOT simply to replace system with a similar make and model. Instead, we’re first going to take some measurements to properly size your replacement system, find out if you have any indoor air quality issues, check your ductwork for cracks, leaks, and proper sizing, and much more. In short, we’ll do our very best to help you get exactly what you need, and well within your budget.
So if your AC system isn’t performing up to par, contact Optimum Air Co. today and let’s take it one step at a time. That way, you can be sure that whatever decision you ultimately make will be the right one.