When your air conditioning system breaks down, no one is typically prepared for the expense and discomfort with being with out cooling. The typical lifespan on an air conditioner is 10-15 years.
Proper maintenance and regular service keeps your air conditioner running efficiently and can save you money by preventing the need for expensive repairs and prolonging the life of your system. The best time to service your air conditioner is before you actually need it. Regularly changing your air filters, proper cleaning your air conditioning system and ensuring any issues are repaired can extend the life of your system past the typical 10-15 year.
The cost of a new air conditioning system depends on a few different variables. The best way to determine the cost of a new air conditioner system is to schedule a home visit. Our Comfort Advisors can look at your whole home to determine the best solution for your comfort.
High-efficiency heating and air conditioning systems can save you a lot of money over time. While they might cost a little more upfront, the annual savings eventually offsets this price, assuming that you keep the system maintained properly.
For new air conditioning systems, look for a SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) of 16 or higher. The higher the SEER rating the greater the energy efficiency to help save on your energy bills.
You can buy a 19 SEER air conditioner or a furnace with an AFUE of 98%, but this means nothing if the system is not properly installed and sized. Sizing a new system means paying attention to the square footage, along with multiple other factors. The amount of insulation, the placement of windows, and the shading around the building can all have a significant impact on the size needed for your home. And a system that is a little too small or too large may fail prematurely and cost a lot more to run.
Considering a new heating or air conditioning system for your home in Charlotte, NC? Call GSM Services, in business since 1927! Leave the comfort to us.