When to Replace Your Air Conditioner
Because home heating systems are the second leading cause of residential fires and fire deaths in the country, your home heating experts at Madeira Heating & Air is always putting safety first and foremost with our customers. In every job we do, safety comes first no matter what. Your safety is our top priority. Our NATE-certified technicians and safety team list Four Home Heating Safety Tips to keep you and your loved ones safe this winter without losing comfort:
Your Air Conditioner was installed more than 10 to 15 years ago
The typical lifespan of a residential A/C unit is somewhere between 10 and 15 years on average. If your A/C is older than this, you’ve enjoyed a good return on your home comfort system investment. Experts suggest homeowners replace their A/C units around this time if they haven’t had to do so already. Many homeowners are surprised to find our newer A/C systems are far more efficient and cost less each month to run.
The System Doesn’t Have Good Airflow
Airflow is of the utmost importance when it comes to any sort of HVAC system. If your A/C isn’t pushing out the air like it used to, or the airflow is compromised, it’s not performing like it should and it will need to be taken care of. Poor airflow could be caused by several problems inside the A/C system. You can opt to have an A/C expert take care of these repairs. Or, if they are expensive and the A/C is older, you can opt to replace it. We suggest being proactive because it’s only going to continue costing more and more and sooner or later your money is better spent installing a new A/C with higher energy efficiency and longevity.
Your Air Conditioner isn’t Cooling Your Home Like You Need It To
Residential cooling systems should cool the entire residence. When they fail to cool your home like you need, there’s obviously something going on with the equipment that needs to be addressed. It could be low levels of refrigerant or coolant or you could have a problem with your compressor or another part. There are a variety of different things that could be going on. Regardless, we don’t expect you to wait and you certainly don’t need to sweat it out.
There’s Moisture Around the Equipment or Leakage
While some condensation is normal, excessive condensation and especially leakage around an A/C unit can indicate a much more severe problem. If you have a refrigerant leak or you’re getting water pooling around your unit, you might have a serious problem that should be addressed by a professional as soon as possible. Leaking a/c refrigerant can become a serious health hazard. Excessive leakage can cause water damage to floors in your home or furniture. Moreover, it can lead to mold problems, which is another health hazard.
Authorized Amana Dealer in Madeira, OH
We are proud to serve Southwestern Ohio as the area’s official Authorized Amana Brand Dealer. The Amana Brand is a trusted name in the home heating and cooling industry. This All-American Brand has a distinguished history of innovation and superior quality. We look forward to installing these high-quality residential HVAC products at the most competitive price rates in the Greater Hamilton County area market with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee on every job we do. Serving the Greater Cincinnati area as an official Authorized Amana Brand Dealer comes with the Amana Advantage. The Amana Advantage includes a variety of benefits we pass on to customers, such as amazing warranty coverage, in-house HVAC finance options, top-notch preventative maintenance programs, and much more.
Air Conditioner Installation & Replacement
How do you find the best home cooling system for your home?
Finding the best and most accurate size necessary to cool your home is an extremely important part of the A/C installation process. Residential A/C units are sized by the ton, and the general rule of thumb when replacing an air conditioning system is to add 1 ton for every 600 square feet of space needing cooled in the home. For instance, if your house is 3,000 square feet and you need to cool the whole space, you will need a 5-ton A/C system.
How long should a newer A/C system last before it needs to be replaced?
The newer model A/C units we install last between 15 to 20 years, and sometimes longer, depending on how well it has been taken care of. Older A/C systems, however, usually only last around 10 to 12 years and sometimes a bit longer when they are properly maintained. The longevity, health and efficiency of your home’s A/C depend on a variety of factors. Most importantly, regular preventative maintenance is the biggest factor affecting A/C lifespans.
How much does A/C replacement and A/C installation cost?
Installing a brand new centralized A/C unit is a major investment. The cost usually ranges from around $3,000 to more than $7,000, according to HomeAdvisor. Nevertheless, these numbers should not discourage you. The actual price tag varies a great deal and is affected by the following factors: Where you live, the size of your home, the type of A/C you choose and even the condition of your existing equipment.
Buy Today, Pay Over Time with HVAC Financing
Your local heating, cooling and air care experts here at Madeira Heating & Air have longstanding relationships with a wide range of creditors, lenders and respected financial institutions that we partner with to help you through the process. Our job is to help you maintain optimal home comfort year-round and make manageable monthly payments to pay for your new HVAC equipment. We understand how sometimes home comfort can’t wait here in Ohio.
In short, our furnace financing, heat pump financing and A/C finance options are second to none.
What Our Customers Are Saying
We had such a great experience! We inquired the this morning about someone coming out to look at our heater and we quickly got an appointment the same day. They were prompt and very professional.Overall, really grateful for the speedy and wonderful service and will definitely use Madeira Heating and Air in the future.
- Jessica M
Mark from Madeira HVAC deserves 5 stars!! This is a great company to call and my experience with Mark was everything you want from a diagnostic service call. Honest, professional, communicative, and took the necessary time and then some to ensure he gave me the most accurate info available. Will definitely be recommending them to friends and family. Would call them back in a heartbeat.
- Dan G
A very honest and professional company that did NOT try and sell me a new furnace like so many others have. They diagnosed the problem quickly and suggested a repair, other than replacement as the competetion did. I highly recommend calling them first!
- Kirk H