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Is It Too Late to Install a New AC for Summer?

Summer is in full swing, and that means your air conditioner is working hard to keep your home comfortable. You may be noticing some signs that your air conditioner is struggling to keep up with your cooling expectations.

If this happens, don’t panic. It’s not too late to schedule an appointment for air conditioning installation in Troy, MI. In fact, now is a great time for AC installation. You can keep reading to learn more about some of the signs that can indicate you need a new air conditioner, as well as some installation factors to take into consideration.

Signs It’s Time for a New AC

When your air conditioner is reaching the end of its lifespan, it may begin to lack the airflow or cooling that you are used to. You may notice that your home is not as cool as you would like or you may notice energy costs creeping up.

Sometimes an older air conditioner will begin to make new sounds like banging or scraping as parts wear down or come loose. Any sounds that you don’t usually hear during operation should be treated as a red flag. Older air conditioners can also tend to develop bad smells due to parts overheating, mold growing inside of the system, or air ducts being grimy.

Noticing any one of these things is concerning, but the more red flags that your air conditioner shows, the more likely it is that it needs to be replaced. Aside from the signs, you also have to consider air conditioner age. The average AC lifespan is 10 to 15 years, so the older your air conditioner is, the more likely it is that it needs to be replaced.

AC Installation Timing

You may be concerned about installing a new air conditioner during the summer season. It’s true that summer is a very busy time for our team along with all the other HVAC technicians in our area. We definitely see an uptick in requests for new air conditioners as homes heat up because of rising summer temperatures.

But that doesn’t mean that summer is necessarily a bad time for an AC installation. Calling us sooner rather than later is what will make the most difference. Don’t wait until your air conditioner breaks down completely. Instead, be proactive and schedule your AC installation while your existing unit is still working.

Installation Considerations

When it comes to selecting a new air conditioner, you want to take things into consideration like efficiency ratings and the size of the unit compared to the size of your home. You can also choose from central ACs, heat pumps, and even ductless models.

Remember, your new air conditioner is a system that you will live with for the next 10 to 15 years. You want to make a wise decision now so that your home can stay cool and comfortable without breaking the bank.

Contact Charter Home Comfort today to schedule an appointment with our professionals for a new AC installation. Old fashioned values with tech savvy results! 

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