Intelligent Air Services Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Replacement’

Is It Time to Replace Your Air Conditioning System?

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Do you think your air conditioning system in Austin, TX is on its last legs, or it’s too old to make it cost-effective to keep it around? Finding this out in the middle of another hot Texas summer is unpleasant—but the sooner you schedule a replacement air conditioning system, the better off you’ll be. Don’t delay with calling our technicians to arrange for a new central AC right away.

“But wait a minute,” you’re thinking. “How do I know for certain that it’s time to replace my air conditioning system?” We can help you figure out when to call our experts for AC services. When in doubt, arrange for a consultation, and we can help you make the choice about whether you should repair or replace your current AC.

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When to Replace an Older Air Conditioner

Monday, July 31st, 2017

air-conditioning-replacementAir conditioners are designed to last for many years, and with proper care and maintenance, you can stretch that timetable much further. But sooner or later every system needs to be replaced, and with our summers longer and hotter than ever, you may be forced to make that decision in the middle of a blazing heat wave. The question of replacement is usually triggered by a repair call, though that’s not always the case. 

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What the R-22 Phase-Out Means for Your Air Conditioner

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Air conditioners rely on refrigerant to cool the air in your Austin, TX home. As air conditioning technology improves, so are older types of refrigerant phased out in favor of newer, more efficient blends of refrigerant. Since January 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency has orchestrated a phase-out of the use of a specific blend of refrigerant called R-22 in all air conditioners bought and sold in the United States.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, August 15th, 2016

It can be tough to tell when an older air conditioner needs to be put out to pasture, especially if it’s been serviced regularly and can still do the job. But August is a great time to give yours a critical look and see if a new system may be in order. Our blazing hot Manor, TX summer has been going strong for months, forcing your air conditioner into daily use. The strain will show on older systems, and give you a good sense of whether it can last another few seasons, or if now is the time to act. Doing so in August gives you months of fall and winter to find the right new system for you and have it installed according to your schedule, instead of scrambling in the face of an unexpected breakdown. Only you can make the call to replace your AC system, but we like to cite three specific factors that can help.

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3 Reasons to Get a New Air Conditioner Right Now

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

It doesn’t take long for the summer heat to arrive here in beautiful Austin. While we love the heat and the sunshine, there comes a time when you need to cool down. After all, that’s what a whole-house air conditioning unit is for. But with all the dust, debris, and use over the years, your AC sure does take a beating. What is the difference between repair and replacement? When is your AC ready to retire? Let’s take a look at 3 reasons to get a new air conditioner right now. 

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What Does SEER Stand For?

Monday, August 10th, 2015

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, and it’s a rating used to determine the efficiency of your air conditioner. Indeed, it’s one of the most important barometers for gauging your system’s performance, and can save you a great deal of money over the years if you pay attention to it during installation. Summers in Austin, TX are too hot and muggy for an air conditioner that can’t give you the most bang for your buck. The SEER rating is a fast way to determining which system you should choose for your home. Here are a few more details.

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3 Things to Consider When Choosing a New Air Conditioner

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

A new air conditioner is a serious investment and you need to make sure you choose your new system wisely. The right choice will provide you with years of problem-free service, while the wrong choice can waste your time and money with a seemingly endless series of hassles and service calls. Here in Austin, TX, you can’t afford that kind of trouble, especially in the summer with the heat and humidity so high. That’s why it’s important to consult with a trained professional before choosing a new air conditioner, and to make sure you know exactly what you want before installation begins. Here are 3 important things to consider when making your decision:

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Why Is a Short Cycling Air Conditioner a Problem?

Monday, May 18th, 2015

“Short cycling” is a term used to describe when an air conditioner turns on and off rapidly throughout the day. It could mean a system that shuts off before it has finished cooling your house, only to turn on again a few minutes later. It could also refer to a system that cools the air too quickly, turning off only to turn on again too soon. In either case, it spells trouble for your air conditioner. With another hot and humid summer on its way for residents of Austin, TX, trouble is the last thing you need. Why is a short cycling air conditioner a problem? Read on for the answers.

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Signs It May Be Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner in Austin, TX

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Although summer is coming to a close, you can expect to use your home’s air conditioning system throughout the year in Texas. If your current air conditioner is showing signs that it may be approaching the end of its service, there is never a bad time to have it replaced: a hot day can surprise you at any moment.

But how can you tell that your old AC is close to failing, or that it no longer is worth the cost of keeping it running? There are a number of signs to look for, some obvious and some not, that will signal that the time has come to retire your air conditioning system and install a new one.

You should always look for a professional opinion, however. Call an experienced company, like Intelligent Air Services, for the help you need to make the choice about your air conditioner. Our technicians will determine the best path to take, and then handle whatever work you need done to cope with the Texas heat.

Warning Signs You Need To Replace Your AC

  • Rising bills with no sign of relief: Always keep a close watch on your electrical bills during times of the year when your air conditioner frequently runs. You should have a good idea of how much you pay a month. If this amount starts to rise steadily, and no amount of maintenance or repairs does anything to reverse it, then your AC is likely past the point where its worn components can work efficiently. Call technicians to help you make a choice about how to proceed.
  • Excessive repair needs: Air conditioners require the largest number of repairs during the last two years of their service lives, so when you start calling for technicians on a regular basis to keep your cooling system working, it’s probably time for a new AC. Look over your repair bills for the last year, and if they exceed $500, you are spending too much to keep the air conditioner limping on.
  • Noisy operation: As the parts of an air conditioner age, they will start to make more racket doing their job. This is especially true of the motors and the compressor. When you hear grinding, groaning, and shrieking noises from the system every time it runs, have technicians investigate the situation to see if it’s a sign that the AC is too old to work well any more.

Although an air conditioner that is past its prime may continue to provide you with an adequate level of cool air, it will continue to waste energy and cost you money. In these cases, it’s almost always less expensive to replace the aging AC with a new, efficient system.

At Intelligent Air Services, we specialize in replacing air conditioners with new units that will keep homes cooled for many years. Make us your first choice when you need a new air conditioner in Austin, TX.


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