When it comes to your AC, there is no good time to have a breakdown. Hot and humid weather can be very uncomfortable when you have no relief. Keeping up with your system's maintenance, and knowing when to have a new system installed, can save you from the stress of living without a cooling system in the hot summer months.
When your AC breaks down in Gresham, OR, Sunset Heating & Cooling is ready to get you back up and running. With decades of experience, our technicians are ready with the tools, parts, and knowledge to have you up and running in no time.
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Signs Your AC Needs Repair
If your AC has ever needed repair during a heatwave, you can now probably spot warning signs from a mile away. For those homeowners who have not, there is nothing fun about needing emergency AC repair. This is why it’s better to know what to look for before the worst happens.
Here are some of the most common warning signs:
- Not enough cool air coming through the vents.
- Some rooms are cool and some are not.
- Poor air quality in the house.
- A spike in your energy costs.
- Water, or freon, leaking from the unit.
- Condensation on the windows mirrors, etc.
- Loud or odd noises coming from the unit.
If the worst should happen, knowing a reliable central AC repair contractor to call is half the battle. Sunset Heating & Cooling is Gresham’s expert air conditioning company. We offer detailed AC tune-up and long-lasting repairs, giving you confidence that you’ll have cool comfort when you need it most.
When Should You Replace Your Air Conditioner?
After many repairs, breakdowns, and hot days, many homeowners come to the conclusion that it’s time to replace their AC system. If you have not experienced a lot of problems, but are faced with costly repairs now, it can be difficult to know what option is best.
Typically, an AC system will last anywhere from 12 to 18 years. If your air conditioner is reaching the 10-year mark, and the cost to repair the system is going to be equal to (or more) than 1/2 the cost of a new unit, it is more cost-efficient, in the long run, to replace the system now.
Not everyone is faced with that situation, however. You can also gauge the issue by the repairs mentioned above. Do you often have small repairs? How old is the unit, and does it still cool the house sufficiently? If you are experiencing at least three of these issues frequently, it makes sense to have a new AC installed.
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Choosing the Right AC for Your Home
If you decide to opt for a new unit, there are a whole bunch of other criteria to think of. First, you want to decide on the budget you will be able to spend on a new system. You also want to remember things like installation costs, future repair and operation costs, and maintenance fees.
Once that is taken care of, you need to determine the size of your home or the size of the space you wish to cool. This will determine the size, or strength, of the air conditioner you will need. You will also want to think about the type of system. For example, if you are only cooling a small space or a small part of your home, a mini-split system might be best for you.
There are several other factors to consider such as fuel source and smart features. Luckily, Sunset Heating & Cooling makes services simple and stress-free; call us today!