Posted: March 20, 2023
With spring finally here in Northern Connecticut, we can begin looking forward to warmer weather and all the fun that goes with it.
We can also look forward to needing our home’s central air conditioning again once summer’s heat arrives.
Now is a great time to contact Taylor Energy to get your AC its annual maintenance tune-up, which will help your air conditioning system run at its best possible efficiency. It also gives our service technicians a chance to thoroughly inspect your AC, spot problems and fix them before they lead to a breakdown and repair costs. By the way, a tune-up is included in each one of our air conditioning service plans.
However, this may also be time to consider AC replacement. If your central air conditioning is on its last legs, Taylor Energy provides expert AC installation.
The average life expectancy of a central air conditioning system is 15 years. Replacing your home’s AC can provide you with many benefits, including better comfort and efficiency, along with today’s central ACs being compatible with smart thermostats and smart home technology.
Here are some things to consider as you decide on replacing your AC.
Your central air conditioning’s performance. Are you fed up with your AC not cooling efficiently and driving up energy bills? Is your AC needing more frequent repairs? Is it not getting the job of cooling your home done well? If so, it might be time to start considering a replacement.
Changing cooling needs. Have you built an addition onto your home or added living space by finishing spaces like the attic or sunporch since your current air conditioning was installed? If so, you could be straining your central air conditioning system past its cooling load limit. If this is the case for you, or if you plan on adding living space to your home in the future, now is the time to upgrade your AC so it can meet your needs now and in the future.
Your AC uses R-22 Freon refrigerant. The United States officially prohibited the manufacturing and import of R-22 Freon at the end of 2020. If your AC uses R-22 Freon, this could be significantly driving up your cooling costs and things will only get worse. As the demand for R-22 Freon continues to grow while supplies dwindle, prices have skyrocketed and will only continue to rise. The good news is that investing in a new AC system can quickly put an end to these costly issues.
While we’re on the subject of upgrading your home’s air conditioning, you can upgrade your home’s cooling even if you don’t have the ductwork needed for central AC!
Ductless mini-splits are superior to window AC units in every way. Window units are very energy inefficient and noisy. They are a security risk, especially on the ground floor. They block light and let in pollen, dirt, dust, and bugs. You have to install them in the spring and take them out in the fall.
With ductless mini-splits, you get outstanding energy efficiency, quiet operation, and the ability to zone the cooling in your home.
Now is the time to upgrade your home’s air conditioning so you’re ready for summer! Contact Taylor Energy today to get started.