When to Replace Your Air Conditioner

Project Planning
September 20, 2017

Your heating and cooling system has an important job. It keeps your home comfortable by regulating the internal temperature. 

Do you know how HVAC works, or how to tell when you need an air conditioning replacement? We’ve covered the basics of HVAC upgrades in this infographic. Find out how HVAC systems work in homes, when to replace your ac unit, and use our HVAC maintenance checklist to keep your system running efficiently.

You’ll also learn what to look for when you’re ready to shop for a replacement, including how to decipher HVAC efficiency ratings. Get started below!

Infographic - Guide to a happy HVAC

Let’s recap. We all want to know when to replace our air conditioner. But first, it’s important to learn what you need to know about HVAC systems, like how they work. There are a lot of moving parts. Familiarizing yourself with key components can help you feel more confident in your decision. A thermostat, furnace, evaporator coil, condensing unit, vents, and refrigerant lines work together to properly heat and cool your home. If you hear strange noises, notice increasing utility costs, or notice that the temperature of your home never feels quite right, it is time to consider a new heating and cooling system as illustrated in the above HVAC infographic.

The benefits of upgrading to a new HVAC system include:

  • Possible utility bill savings
  • A more comfortable home
  • Possible increase in home resale value
  • Fresh, healthy air in your home

Hopefully after reading our guide you have learned all about HVAC basics, including what efficiency ratings to look for: SEER, EER, MERV, HSPF, AFUE. The higher the numbers, the more efficient!

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