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Central Air Conditioning Services in Birmingham, AL
Central air conditioning has been the most popular form of air conditioning in the country for many decades. Despite the arrival of more modern technologies, central air continues to maintain its dominance over the market. It’s easy to see why. Central air conditioning is relatively affordable, effective, and can work for a great many different individual situations. Western Sales & Services, Inc. offers a full range of central air conditioning services throughout Birmingham, AL. If you need a central air conditioner installed, repaired, maintained, or replaced, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our air conditioning experts. We’ll make sure that your home stays nice and cool this summer.
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When to Install a New Air Conditioning System
There are two times when you’re going to need to install a new air conditioning system. The first is when you don’t have one, obviously. The second is when your current air conditioner has either broken down permanently or can no longer serve your needs. There are three major indicators that your air conditioner is reaching the end of its lifespan, and should be replaced:
- Efficiency: As an air conditioner gets older, the various parts that make up the system will start to wear out. This causes the efficiency of the system to drop, which forces it to stay on for a longer period of time in order to compensate. As a result, the monthly bills for the air conditioner will start to rise. If your air conditioner is costing more and more money to operate, you may need to replace it.
- Repairs: The same wear and tear buildup that causes the efficiency of the system to drop will eventually cause parts of the air conditioner to start failing in groups. Normally, an air conditioner shouldn’t need to be repaired more than once every few years. If you need to repair your air conditioner multiple times a year, you need to replace it.
- Age: Air conditioners are manufactured to last around 20–25 years, at which point they develop all sorts of problems like those listed above. If your air conditioner is older than a couple of decades, you should consider installing a new one.
Prolong the Life of Your Central Air Conditioning System with Regular Maintenance
Once you’ve got a good air conditioning system in place, you probably want to have it last as long as possible. The longer the air conditioner operates, the better your return on investment. The two best ways to make sure that your air conditioner lasts as long as possible are preventive maintenance and prompt repairs.
Preventive maintenance gives your air conditioner technician the chance to find and fix issues with the system before they progress far enough to cause serious damage. You can save thousands of dollars in repair costs over the life of the system by doing this. Just be sure to schedule maintenance for your air conditioner at least once a year.
Of course, problems may still crop up with your air conditioner even if you schedule preventive maintenance for it on a regular basis. Air conditioner problems get worse the longer they are allowed to develop, so you should call for repairs as soon as you notice something wrong with your system. Western Sales & Services, Inc. offers a full range of air conditioner services throughout Birmingham, AL. Call today for an appointment.