Summers have been getting hotter and hotter. A day with record-breaking temperatures is not the ideal day for your air conditioner to stop working. Before summer comes, it’s a smart idea to think about how well your air conditioner performed last year. Did you need multiple repairs? Was your Arlington Heights, IL home sufficiently cool enough? If you recall your air conditioner struggling last year, it’s probably time to replace it.
Atomatic Mechanical Services can help with quality air conditioning installation in Arlington Heights, IL. We are a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, which means we only sell and use the best cooling equipment and parts available. If you’re ready to make the switch to a new cooling system this summer, call Atomatic today.
Is it Time To Replace My Air Conditioner?
No one wants to replace their HVAC system before they need to, so it’s important to find out when is the right time to replace your cooling system. Atomatic has the answers so you can figure out if it’s time to make an upgrade.
Signs You Should Buy a New Air Conditioner:
- Your air conditioner has needed multiple repairs in a season.
- Your air conditioner is between 10-15 years old.
- Your air conditioner has not been well maintained in the past.
- Your air conditioner needs a major repair that costs more than a new system.
Signs You Just Need an Air Conditioner Repair:
- Your air conditioner needs a minor repair.
- You haven’t needed many repairs in the past
- You’ve done a good job of staying on top of regular maintenance for your air conditioner and calling for repairs as soon as you’ve noticed an issue.
- Your air conditioner is less than 10 years old.
Still not sure if you need to replace your air conditioner? Call Atomatic for an estimate. Our team can inspect your system and give our honest opinion if it’s a good idea to upgrade to a new unit.
What Should I Look For In A New Air Conditioner?
If you’ve figured out that you need a new air conditioner, when is the best time to replace it? Ideally, you should purchase a new air conditioner in the spring or the fall, a time when temperatures aren’t uncomfortably high and demand for new air conditioners is low. This is when you can expect the best savings on a new air conditioner. There’s also a decent chance that once you pick out an air conditioner, it may take a few days before installation can happen. It’s a better idea to be without air conditioning in a season when you don’t rely on it every day than in the middle of July.
Air conditioners aren’t a one-size-fits-all kind of appliance. There are several factors to consider when you start shopping for a new HVAC system.
One of the first factors you should consider when looking for a new air conditioner is the SEER rating. This is the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio for the unit. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the unit is, but energy efficiency can often come with a heavier price tag.
Proper AC Sizing for Your HVAC System
You also need to think about the size of your home when purchasing a new air conditioner. We can perform a Manual J calculation to determine the right size AC for your home. A system that is too big or too small can use up too much energy.
You should also think about the noise level of the air conditioner. AC units come with decibel levels as well. You don’t want it to be so loud that it distracts you from what you are working on or keeps you up at night. We recommend a decibel level of 50 to 60 for new air conditioners.
Hiring a Professional HVAC Contractor
If you are purchasing a new unit, you need to hire a professional HVAC contractor who can install your equipment properly. Shoddy installation work can lead to poor efficiency and decreased system lifespan. Make sure you get multiple estimates, not only to get the best pricing but to make sure you are working with an HVAC contractor you can trust.
How Can I Afford a New Air Conditioner?
A new central air conditioning unit can be very expensive, and Atomatic understands that you might not be able to pay for a whole unit upfront. But you can’t live without an air conditioner, especially if you have pets, elderly family members, or small children living in your home.
Atomatic provides flexible financing to make a new air conditioning system affordable for everyone. We work with Wells Fargo Bank to help break up the cost of a new air conditioner into smaller, more affordable, chunks. We can install your new system so you can stay comfortable in your home while you make payments. Talk to Atomatic today to see if you qualify.
Contact Atomatic Today for a New AC System in Your Arlington Heights, IL Home
If you’ve put up with air conditioning issues for the last time, it’s time for a new unit. Atomatic is proud to provide quality air conditioning installation in Arlington Heights and throughout the Chicagoland area. Give us a call today for an estimate on a new cooling system, or for quality repair services.