How to Know When to Replace Your AC

With the hotter summer months and the temperatures hitting record breaking highs, many homeowners and businesses are turning on their air conditionings and cranking them up high. This can cause electricity bills to skyrocket, which is usually when people consider AC Replacement St. Augustine home and business owners have a great deal of choice of companies who can replace air conditioning units, but here are a few points to consider before committing to new equipment.

What are HVAC systems?

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, air conditioning. These systems ensure that the airflow is good and climate control is maintained throughout the building, either home or business premises. They are also excellent for keeping mold and other airborne organisms or pathogens out of the air. In the very recent past, these units had a very high installation cost and the equipment needed a lot of maintenance, but they have since evolved. Modern HVAC equipment and systems provide energy efficient cooling and heating units which can be self-sustaining.  Many even come with money back satisfaction guarantees and payment plan options for commercial and residential customers.

How Do I know if a New System will be More Cost Effective?

There are many contractors and companies who can send a technician who is NATE certified to conduct a free onsite inspection of your current air conditioning system. They will usually conduct a SEER report which measures the Seasonal Energy-Efficiency Ratio, and highlights how effectively your unit is converting the electricity it is using into actual cool air. They may also perform a check which shows the Annual Fuel Utility Efficiency or how well your heat system is working and whether you are literally burning through dollars.


If you think your AC unit is getting a little old, you may benefit from an evaluation. The technician can also provide advice as to the best unit to suit your requirements while reducing energy costs. Replacing your AC system can be costly but can provide financial gains over the long term and be more eco-friendly. Many companies offer payment plan options to spread the cost of the equipment and installation and may even offer free or discounted system check-ups for the first year. A new system can also reduce expensive repair bills that are caused by faults on old outdated equipment, and many come with a standard or extended warranty.

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