It doesn’t matter if you’re a new homeowner or a veteran of many home ownerships—when you own a home, you’re going to have questions. And that’s normal. Heck, even as one of the area’s top home service companies, our crew still has questions!
So, what about you? Is your head spinning with questions regarding a new home or even your current home? Say no more. To wrap up the summer season, our team is answering some of our customers’ frequently asked cooling questions. So, let’s get started!
How long does an AC system last?
Ahh… the epic cooling question! Of course, the answer to this question is based on many factors. However, the good news is that generally speaking the lifespan of a high efficiency AC system is about 10 years. In our experience, the lifespan of a system is largely dependent upon proper installation, homeowner care, and routine HVAC maintenance.
If my system is 10 years old, should I upgrade it now?
Systems that are closing in on 10 years are most likely near the end of their lifespan. If your system is in this age range, it would be a good time to consider a new system now (before the inevitable happens). Fortunately, the benefits to upgrading your system are many! New central air systems are much more energy efficient. This means you’ll be paying less in monthly energy bills once you make that initial investment.
What size unit is best for my home? Is a larger system better?
Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to cooling systems. A system that is too large for your home will “short cycle” often (meaning it will power on and off repeatedly). This constant starting and stopping uses up more energy than necessary and increases those utility bills. An experienced Elite Air technician can do a professional assessment of your home’s layout and square footage and recommend the right system to match your home’s needs.
Is a maintenance plan worth the money?
In a word—yes! And we aren’t just saying that. Think about it. You go to the dentist every six months to protect your teeth. You take your car in for yearly checks to ensure your car runs smoothly. Why wouldn’t you secure total home comfort by having your HVAC fine-tuned each year? When you choose Elite Air to provide your HVAC maintenance, we’ll do two comprehensive checks each year—one furnace tune-up in the fall and one cooling inspection in the spring.
Elite Air Is Here Seven Days a Week!
So, there you have it—answers to those cooling questions you’ve always wondered about. As always, Elite Air is Mercer County’s top choice for all things cooling, heating, and indoor air quality. From furnace tune-ups and AC repair to HVAC inspection and indoor air quality service, we’re available seven days a week to help keep your home comfy!
If you’re looking for an honest HVAC company to service your system, give our team a call today or visit us online to book your next appointment.