Air Conditioning Installation
Augusta, GA, Air Conditioning Installation Service
We all know how hot and humid the summers are in Augusta, GA, and the greater CSRA. After spending a day outside in the scorching sun, you want to be greeted by a blast of cool air when you walk in the front door. But if you’re welcomed instead to a warm, stuffy, and uncomfortable home environment, your air conditioning system may have finally broken down for good.
If you find yourself in this predicament, you need help – fast! Fortunately, the professional HVAC technicians at Atlas Heating & Air Conditioning are here to help with professional air conditioner installation services you can trust. We proudly serve Augusta, Martinez, Evans, Grovetown, & Harlem, GA, North Augusta, SC, and the greater CSRA. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Signs Your AC Unit Needs to be Replaced
Well-maintained air conditioners can last an average of 15-20 years. If your system is within that range, it might be worth replacing it as a preventative measure. Upgrading to a new, energy-efficient system will ensure you have cool, comfortable air coming out of the vents even on the hottest days of the year.
Aside from your air conditioner’s age, consider the following signs that indicate it may be time for a new unit:
Rising Energy Bills
If your monthly energy bills are significantly higher than they were the same time a year ago without any corresponding heat wave or weather event, it could be a sign that your unit is old and inefficient. Although the air conditioner may still run, having Atlas Heating & Air Conditioning install a new unit can reduce your energy bills and lessen the chance of an untimely breakdown.
While we take pride in getting to know our customers and their comfort needs, you don’t want us stopping by throughout the year to repair your HVAC system. Instead of pumping your hard-earned money into repairing your existing air conditioning system, put that money toward the purchase of a new, energy-efficient unit.
High Indoor Humidity
Aside from providing your Augusta, GA home with cooling, air conditioning systems are also tasked with balancing humidity levels. If the air in your home feels stuffy, it could indicate that your unit is struggling to keep humidity levels in check. Although you can install a whole-house dehumidifier that attaches to your HVAC system, it might be worth investing in an entirely new system as ACs struggle to balance humidity levels when they become old and inefficient.
Strange Sounds and Odd Odors
Any strange noises or unpleasant odors emanating from your conditioner are signs of concern. A loud banging or clanking sound, for example, could indicate a loose or broken part, while odors may signal the presence of mold or an electrical issue. Both strange sounds and odd odors should be inspected immediately by an HVAC technician.
Hot Air Blowing From Vents
If your air conditioner is doing the exact opposite of its job and blowing hot or warm air through the vents, it may be leaking refrigerant, have a broken compressor, or a clogged air filter. If you can’t identify the problem yourself, contact a reputable HVAC company.
A general rule of thumb on whether a system should be replaced or not is to multiply the cost of the repair by the age of the unit. If that number is higher than the price of a new unit, replacement may be the best option.
Choose the Right Air Conditioner for Your Home
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to buying a new air conditioning system. You want a system that properly cools your home without breaking the bank.
The best air conditioner for your Augusta, GA home depends on your living situation, the size of your home, and the features that are most important to you for comfort and convenience.
An air conditioner’s size refers to its cooling capacity, not its physical size. When choosing the right air conditioning for your home, we make sure to use an industry-standard Manual J calculation to determine the proper capacity of the HVAC unit needed, and we walk you through a detailed list of things to consider. The size of your new air conditioner will depend on factors such as your location, your home’s square footage, and its insulation levels. We then check with Energy Star to see how many BTUs (British Thermal Units) of cooling capacity you’ll need to be comfortable.
The SEER, or seasonal energy efficiency ratio, value determines how much energy your system will use over the course of a year. Federal regulations require a minimum SEER value of 15 in southern states. The higher the SEER value, the more energy efficient the system is, which will lower energy bills.
We understand that replacing an air conditioning system is an unexpected expense, and most homeowners don’t have the money to pay for the system in full. That’s why Atlas Heating & Air Conditioning offers flexible financing options, with approved credit, it can help you pay for your new system. When hiring a company to buy and install an air conditioner, check if they offer financing options.
Contact Atlas Heating & Air Conditioning for AC Installation Service
At Atlas Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re proud to serve our friends and neighbors in Augusta, Martinez, Evans, Grovetown, & Harlem, GA, North Augusta, SC, and the greater CSRA. Our goal is to help our customers live more comfortable, healthy lives. For all of your home’s cooling needs, including AC maintenance, repair, and installation, contact the professionals at Atlas Heating & Air Conditioning today.