If you have lived in Denver for a while, you know that Colorado summers can be miserable without a reliable, efficient air conditioning system. Any time that your air conditioner is not running at optimal capacity, you will notice a decrease in the comfort of your home and higher utility bills. The following will help you decide if it is time to call Swan Plumbing, Heating & Air for AC repair in Denver, CO or even invest in a new AC unit.
Your Utility Bills Keep Increasing:
A substantial increase in utility bills over what you are accustomed to spending during the summer is more likely a sign that your AC is working harder to get the same results rather than increased energy prices. For example, a dirty or clogged air filter can increase your AC’s energy consumption by as much as 15 percent. Your operating costs can also increase if you have a refrigerant leak or an AC that cycles on and off constantly because it is improperly sized or has mechanical issues.
Your AC Unit Is Practically an Antique:
No AC unit lasts forever. Energy Star and most HVAC professionals recommend that you replace your AC unit every 10 to 15 years. After that time, the efficiency of your unit decreases substantially, and you are more likely to experience a breakdown. When trying to decide if it is better to repair or replace your AC, you can use the “$5,000 rule.” Simply take the estimated cost of the repair and multiply it by the age of your AC unit. If the number is less than $5,000, a repair makes financial sense. If the number is more than $5,000, you are probably better off purchasing a new unit.
Frequent Emergency Repairs:
If you have come home from work to find that your home is stifling hot because your AC gave out, or if you have had to call for emergency repairs on multiple occasions, it is time to seriously consider investing in a new air conditioning system. Our Swan HVAC professionals can help you find a quality air conditioner with the right combination of size, performance, and efficiency for your home and budget. Not only will your home be more comfortable and have better air quality, but the higher efficiency of today’s AC units will provide you with instant savings on your utility bills.
At Swan Plumbing, Heating & Air of Denver, we want to make repairing and maintaining your air conditioner as easy and as affordable as possible. We encourage our clients to take advantage of our Swan Club membership. For a low annual fee, your membership entitles you to discounts on annual maintenance and emergency repair services, priority scheduling for emergency repairs, and even discounts on new installations. Visit our Swan Club page for more details.
Denver homeowners know that the Swan name means prompt, reliable AC service and repair. Our expert team of HVAC professionals is trained and equipped to handle all of your air conditioning repair needs. Call today for more information or to schedule a service call.