AC Installation and Replacement

Arlington, TX – If your AC system is no longer keeping your home comfortable, it may be time to consider a new AC installation. An air conditioner that is 10 years old or older, is likely to lose efficiency. Performance is reduced, and your comfort is affected due to wear and tear on the unit. When it’s time to replace, you can be confident that new models run more efficiently saving you money on your energy bill. Most homeowners often choose to replace an old air conditioning system for this very reason. Others choose to have repairs provided. It’s a matter of personal choice of course. In this situation, a professional can best assist you in the decision to repair or replacement of an aging AC.


The Signs a Replacement AC May Be Called For

An aging air conditioner experiences wear and tear over time. Routine professional maintenance and changing the air filter go a long way in extending its service life. Inevitably, wear and tear occur and typically result in an increase in repairs. Not only can you find yourself paying for a growing number of repairs, but you are also uncomfortable in the heat. An increase in repairs is a definite sign indicating you should consider replacing it with a new AC replacement. It’s also possible, that parts may not be available for older units. In this situation, replacement is called for.


The Rising Cost of Power

An increase in your electric bill may also be an indicator for replacement. Weakening and failing units commonly use more electricity as they have to work harder. A professional technician will test and examine your air conditioner, and determine if you need repair or replacement. For example, a refrigerant leak can cause the unit to cool less efficiently. As it leaks, the unit will run more frequently as it’s unable to cool as it did. Eventually, the unit may shut down and blow only hot air or not operate at all. Repair of the leak will restore its cooling ability if no damage has occurred. However, when the unit is simply worn, reduced cooling ability and high electric bills can become the new normal.


The purchase of a new air conditioner provides you with a warranty.  Most manufacturers warranties last five to 10 years. New homeowners can check with the unit’s manufacturer to find out if a warranty transferred with the sale of the home.

Take Care of Your Investment

Routine maintenance and timely repairs can extend the service life of your air conditioning unit. Typically, servicing your AC unit once a year or twice with a heat pump is recommended.  Providing repairs before they become larger problems may be more budget friendly than buying a new air conditioner. It really comes down to age and condition, and your HVAC technician is the best expert for advice.

However, keep in mind that a new air conditioning unit is likely to offer higher savings on energy and have less for repair for years to come. Tax credits are also a potential benefit of replacing an air conditioner. Tax credits are offered on the federal, state and local level and by some energy providers. While availability can vary, it’s likely you may qualify for a tax credit, reducing the cost of your investment. Energy saving features to consider when you plan to purchase a new air conditioner include the SEER rating, cooling stages and Energy Star® designation. Other benefits include Smart Home integration, upgrades for cleaner air and more.


When making the decision of whether to replace your air conditioner or choose a single repair, consider the following:

  1. The frequency of breakdowns – If your air conditioner is requiring repairs more frequently, it may be more reasonable and cost effective to purchase a new unit. Money provided for ongoing repairs can be applied to a new air conditioner.
  2. Matched Systems – The HVAC system generally consists of two matching components – an indoor furnace or air handler and an outdoor condensing unit. Replacing one component without replacing the other at the same time reduces the HVAC system’s efficiency. It may also cause additional failure, especially in the older component. If you need to replace the air conditioner, its best to replace the furnace at the same time. A matched system will provide the greatest efficiency, reliability and performance.
  3. Budget and Investing in a New Air Conditioner – A new AC installation will cost more than the typical repair. Financing is an option for managing your investment. Keep in mind the greater energy efficiency you will receive and other potential benefits. Our professionals will be glad to discuss our options and the benefits you can receive with each model. We will assist you in making an informed choice that’s right for you.
  4. If its rate 10 SEER or less  – Replacement of your air conditioner will save you money on your home’s energy costs.

Need AC Installation or Replacement?

Metro Express Service will provide you with a professional HVAC technician to inspect and diagnose your air conditioner issues. We will provide you with the information you need to help you make the right decision for you, your home and your budget. You can rely on us for superior service from AC installation to repairs.  Call us today to schedule your heating and air conditioning service. We are a member of the BBB. We provide emergency service 24/7.



Randy Murphy

Randy Murphy has been building his knowledge of the air conditioning and heating business for several years now. He first started applying his knowledge while working for his father’s HVAC company. Later, in 1987, Randy started his own business: Metro Express Service. He has been a top 10 Trane & Amana dealer for over eight years. When it comes to heating and cooling, Randy knows the business better than anyone.
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