Whether it’s a central air conditioner, ductless mini-split AC system, or an alternative cooling solution, we have the perfect system to keep your home cool and comfortable. We offer a large selection of reliable cooling options and work with most major brands.
Whether you’re looking for an AC replacement or a new system installation, call us at (805) 928-5526.
Santa Maria AC Replacement Service
Sometimes it’s easy to know when to replace your air conditioner because the system has failed. However, many experts suggest that replacing it before that happens makes more sense. So, how do you know when your air conditioner is past its prime and ready for replacement?
Here are the signs to watch for.
Your AC is Over Ten Years Old
Nothing lasts forever, including your air conditioner. The average AC lasts between 12 and 15 years, so if your system is reaching the end of its expected lifespan, it’s wise to plan on replacing it before it fails.
Frequent Breakdowns & Repairs
If you’ve kept up with annual AC maintenance, you shouldn’t experience frequent breakdowns or expensive repairs. Most major AC problems happen because the owner didn’t keep up with maintenance. So, if your air conditioner is getting up there in years and the repair bills are adding up, it’s time to consider replacing it.
Higher Energy Bills
Your air conditioner can lose up to 5% efficiency every year without routine maintenance. A decrease in efficiency means higher energy bills for you. If your AC usage hasn’t changed, but your energy bills continue rising, it’s probably because your air conditioner is drawing too much power to do its job.
Your AC Uses Freon
Freon or R-22 refrigerant was banned for sale and import in the United States in January 2020. So, if your air conditioner uses this chemical as a refrigerant, it’s becoming increasingly difficult and expensive to get it when you need a recharge. Once the available stock is depleted, there’s no more to be gotten. The good news is that air conditioners that use Freon are over 20 years old now and within their window for replacement.
Replacing an air conditioner doesn’t have to be an unexpected purchase. We recommend replacing your system before it reaches the end of its life to avoid disruption and allow you to choose the perfect system for your needs.
Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is the AC contractor residents throughout Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties trust when they need AC replacement or a new system installation.
Call the certified pros at Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning for safe, effective AC refrigerant leak repair.
When to Call an AC Contractor
Many homeowners reach out to an AC contractor when they experience an air conditioner emergency like a total system failure, but we want you to know that it’s best not to wait until your system gets to that state. While you can do minor upkeep yourself, like changing the air filters, some problems require professional help.
If your air conditioner isn’t keeping you as cool as before, don’t just chalk it up to old age. While an air conditioner will lose efficiency as it gets older if it’s not well maintained, the loss of cooling shouldn’t be dramatic. There are many reasons why your air conditioner won’t keep you cool, so it’s best to hire a professional HVAC technician to diagnose the problem.
New Central AC Installation
Installing a new air conditioner isn’t a DIY project; you need a pro who knows what they’re doing and can recommend the right system for your space and needs. Installing the wrong sized air conditioner or improper installation is a recipe for disaster and dissatisfaction that can last for years and is a waste of your hard-earned money.
As mentioned, you can do things to maintain your air conditioner, like changing the filters. However, when it comes to upkeep to ensure the system lasts and functions efficiently, you need the help of a certified professional that knows air conditioners inside and out.