Whether it be in a home or office, air conditioning is a crucial thing to have during a hot, Woodstock, Georgia summer. Many times, it can be downright unsafe to go without air conditioning on exceptionally hot days. Air conditioning not only cools down your home, it works as a dehumidifier. Especially in Georgia, dehumidifying the air makes a big difference in how comfortable your home is. Though humidity doesn’t make the air hotter, it makes it FEEL much warmer. This is because when you sweat, the moisture in the air prevents the sweat from evaporating off of your body.
Homeowners typically seek out a new air conditioning unit for a few reasons: during a new construction, to replace an outdated unit, or to replace an inadequate unit. No matter what your reason for seeking a new system, it is always wise to use a professional. Air conditioning systems have many different working parts, and improper installation can lead to costly repairs down the line. Also, a professional can help you choose the right system for your home or office. If you upgrade to the right system, you could potentially save up to 30% on your energy bills.
When building a new home or constructing an addition to a home, it is important to choose the right air conditioning system. It is best to consult with a professional to help you decide what type of unit is best for your home. Installing equipment that is too small will not properly cool a building, leaving the unit to run constantly. A unit that continues to run will not only increase your energy bills, it can also cause your air conditioning system to burn out quicker. A technician will inspect your home and, based on the size of the structure and each room, decide what capacity unit you need.
If your home isn’t cooling to a comfortable temperature in the summertime, check the age of your air conditioning system. If the system in your home is between 10-15 years old, it is time to start planning to replace your system. Failure to replace an outdated air conditioning system can lead to many problems. First and foremost, you’re probably spending more than necessary on your monthly energy bills. Outdated systems have to work extra hard to properly cool the home. Secondly, the cost to keep repairing an older system is likely much more expensive than purchasing a new air conditioning unit.
If your unit is less than 10 years old but not working properly, the system may be the wrong size for your home. Unfortunately, many contractors cut corners when installing an air conditioning unit on a new construction. What saves the contractor money during the build ends up costing the homeowner major money down the line. Often, it’s not until the heat of the summer that you even realize there is a problem. A system that is too small for your home will run constantly because it has to work so hard to get your home cool. A system that is too large has the potential of breaking down quicker than a unit of the proper size. A quick house call by a professional is the best way to diagnose any air conditioning issue.
Once you have decided to replace your air conditioning unit, there are a few steps your technician will follow. First, the existing unit must be correctly removed from your home. During this process, the refrigerant in your unit has to be carefully removed. Once the unit is removed, the technician will examine your ductwork. In most cases, the existing ductwork is able to be fitted to your new air conditioning unit. If the ductwork isn’t up to par, it may need to be replaced as well. Either way, the technician will work quickly and efficiently to get your home system up and running.
The best time of year to replace your air conditioning system is before the temperatures rise in the summer. Waiting until you and your family are uncomfortable isn’t ideal for you or your wallet. Of course, if you find yourself in need during the hot, summer months, contact R & R Heating and Air in Woodstock, GA! We are here to take care of all of your air conditioning installation needs.