Replacing Your Existing Air Conditioning System With A New One

Posted on: 18 December 2020

The air conditioning system in your home may still be working, but if it is showing its age and not running as efficiently as it should be, it may be time to consider replacing it with a new system. If you are spending a lot of time having an AC tech work on the system, the cost of replacing it could be cheaper than continuing to repair it as things break down.

Upgrading or Replacing

Determining the size of the air conditioner in your home is an excellent place to start when you are considering replacing it. If the air conditioning unit that is currently in your home is the right size for the square footage you have, replacing it with a new unit that is the same size might be the best option, but if you determine it is too small for the house, you may want to consider upgrading the air conditioning unit with a more extensive system.

Often the current ductwork in the home will be adequate for a replacement system or an upgraded one, but you will need to have the AC services tech check it to be sure. It is also a good idea to have the ducts cleaned before installing the new AC system and connecting it to the ducts in the home. 

Setting Up Zones

When the AC services are installing the new air conditioning system in your home, you may want to talk to them about setting up zones for the system. Zoning the system allows you to control the air in different areas of the house separately so you can have one room cooler than the others. Still, it does mean planning because the ducts and the system need to be set up to deliver air in specific areas, rather than all over the home. 

In some homes, this is harder to accomplish with single air conditioning units, but using smaller remote units that are installed directly in specific rooms is one solution. New technology has allowed the development of stand-alone air conditioning units that operate the same way a large system does but with a smaller unit that is highly efficient to use. 

These systems are often a good choice in a house that doesn't have the space to expand the current air conditioning unit or that has a system that works but you want to add air conditioning to parts of the house that were not included in the original system. For more details about how these systems work and if they would be a good fit for your situation, talk to your AC services tech. 


Summer is Upon Us – Is Your AC Working?

Hi. My name is Laurie Waters. The HVAC contractor was just out at our house last week and did I ever get a lesson from him. You see, we had a warm spell hit and I went to turn our air conditioning on for the first time since last summer. Much to my dismay, it wasn’t working. All I got was a blast of warm air. The fan was bringing the outdoor heat inside. Thank goodness it wasn’t anything major. My unit needed Freon. While he was here, the contractor taught me how to do some routine maintenance around my unit, vents, and filters. I’m going to share this information with you. I hope you find it to be useful.

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