Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Replacement’

My AC Won’t Stop Running—What’s Up?

Monday, May 13th, 2019

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You know when your air conditioner won’t come on that something is wrong. Maybe the fan isn’t activating, so there’s no air coming from the vents. Or the compressor isn’t responding, so the air from the vents is at room temperature—and that’s no help on a hot summer day. You’ll know you need to call for repairs ASAP.

There’s the reverse situation, and it’s just as bad—the air conditioner that won’t stop running. You may not at first notice this. No matter how hot it is, the AC isn’t supposed to have the compressor or fan run continuously. It’s supposed to operate in cycles. A “runaway” air conditioner is a problem, and we’re going to look into it a bit deeper.

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Signs You Need a New Air Conditioner

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Old-ACIf you take good care of your air conditioner, you can expect it to last a fairly long time. No air conditioner lasts forever, though, and eventually, you will need to install a new one. You don’t want to go into summer with an air conditioner that’s on its last legs, lest the system break down in the middle of a record heat wave. So, how can you tell whether or not it’s time for a new air conditioner? The best thing to do is to have a technician examine the system for you and tell you whether or not it’s time for a new one. If you’re looking for some good general guidelines for when to call a technician for that conversation, though, check out the points below.

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Should I Replace My Air Conditioner Before Summer Starts?

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Winter is over, and the days are starting to heat up. That means that it’s time to make sure that your air conditioner is in the best possible shape for the coming summer months. For some of us, this will be the ideal time to replace our failing air conditioning system with a new one. How can you tell of you need a new air conditioning system, though? Read on to find out.

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Is It Time for Air Conditioning Renewal This Spring?

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Spring is the time of renewal, and if you ended last cooling season in Harleysville, PA, with an air conditioner on its last legs, now is the perfect time to see what kind of AC replacement system will best fit your home. Many people look at air conditioning replacement with little enthusiasm, but the truth is that replacement offers you and your home a great opportunity to improve energy efficiency and comfort, and you may find that your replacement system fits your needs better than your current one. There are a number of options available to homeowners for air conditioning replacement, and sizing is always a critical aspect of good installation. The trained experts at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling can help you determine which type of replacement AC will be best for your home and then install it correctly the first time around. If your air conditioning system needs renewal this spring, call your Carney expert!

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Upgrades to Think About When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

Monday, July 7th, 2014

When your AC in Warrington starts to fail, it’s probably time to consider air conditioning replacement. While selecting a new system may seem like an overwhelming task, you may be able to upgrade your new system for increased efficiency and comfort. New AC installation can be a positive experience when you upgrade to a high-efficiency system or invest in zone control.

High-Efficiency Systems

If you’ve had your AC for a long time, you have probably seen your seasonal energy bills increase over time. Luckily, new AC systems are generally far more efficient than they once were. When you purchase your new AC system, consider upgrading to a high-efficiency system that will save you more every month.

Look for a system with a high SEER rating or with the ENERGY STAR label. The SEER rating, which is given to all air conditioners, is a measure of an air conditioner’s Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. All air conditioners sold in the U.S. are required to have a SEER rating of at least 13. A system with a higher SEER may cost more initially but will probably save you more every month on your energy bills. Systems with the ENERGY STAR label must have a SEER of 14 or higher.

Zone Control

Another upgrade to consider when replacing your AC unit is zone control. Zone control can be added to any existing system, but replacing your air conditioner gives you the opportunity to consider whether it will be useful in your home. Zone control allows you to adjust the temperature in specific rooms or areas of your home with separate thermostats in each zone. An AC technician will install dampers in the ductwork of your home that open and close to control the temperature in each room. You should consider this upgrade if you have a large home and often experience varied temperatures throughout the house, or if your family members each have different temperature needs.

Replacing your air conditioner can be a positive experience when you upgrade to a system with higher efficiency or add zone control.

Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling offers these upgrades and more for your Warrington air conditioning replacement. Contact us today to set up an appointment. 

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