Westland Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Replacement’

Repair or Replace? How to Choose for Your Air Conditioner

Monday, June 19th, 2017

air-conditioning-replacementLate spring and early summer are the ideal time to give your air conditioner a close look and determine whether it can handle the upcoming months of high heat. This is especially true if it runs into trouble in the next few weeks and you need to make an assessment about whether it’s worth it to repair the system or simply have it replaced. Air conditioners are expensive and the decision to repair or replace a unit is never an easy one. At the end of the day, only the individual homeowner can make that decision. Usually, however, there are a few tell-tale signs that can help you determine whether you should get a given problem fixed, or if replacing the entire unit might be a better use of your money. The more you understand about them, the better choices you can make about what’s best for your home.

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Replace Your Old Air Conditioner This Fall

Monday, August 15th, 2016

An older air conditioner can do wonders provided it’s received regular care and the workload is manageable. Unfortunately, here in the dog days of August in Rocky River, OH, “manageable” may no longer be the right word. Late summer is a good time to give your older air conditioner a critical look, seeing if months of regular use and weeks more to come has pushed it to the breaking point. Making the decision to replace your old air conditioner is very sensible at this time of year, since it gives you months to plan for the new system and have it installed  when the air is cool enough to go without AC for a few days. As always, only you can make the decision to replace your air conditioner. But we generally use three basic criteria to help make the call:

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When Is Replacing Your AC Better Than Repairing It?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

As long as your air conditioner is still covered by its warranty, getting it repaired when it breaks down is a no-brainer. It’s when the warranty expires that you need to be concerned. Regular maintenance and care will help your air conditioner last for a while after the warranty gives out, but sooner or later you’re going to have to replace your system, and that may come after it has suffered a breakdown. There are a few general signs that replacement may be in order, as well as a convenient mathematical formula to help you make that determination. 

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Is Bigger Better with a New Air Conditioner?

Monday, September 14th, 2015

With summer slowly giving way to fall and air conditioning season winding down here in Westlake, OH, you may be considering a new system to replace your older, worn-out AC unit. Now is the right time to plan for an air conditioning replacement and with a good company on your side, it can end up saving you a great deal in monthly costs. But laymen in the market for a new system can make a very common mistake: equating the most powerful new air conditioner on the market as the best. It may seem counter-intuitive, but that isn’t actually the case. Bigger isn’t necessarily better with a new air conditioner. Here’s a brief discussion of why.

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3 Signs That Your Air Conditioner Needs Replacing

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Summer is almost here, and now is the time to determine whether or not your air conditioner can survive another hot season. The question is: do you know when your old system is ready to be replaced? If you try and get through another summer with an air conditioner that isn’t able to cope with it, you may find yourself with a broken system in the middle of a hot day. So, in order to avoid that unpleasant possibility, have a look at these 3 signs that your air conditioner needs replacing.

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