First Choice Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Replacement’

The AC Compressor: Why You Don’t Want It to Fail!

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

compressor-in-ac-unitA short quiz. What is the most important component in your air conditioning system?

  1. The blower fan
  2. The condenser coils
  3. The evaporator coils
  4. The compressor
  5. The thermostat
  6. All of the above

If you answered “6,” you’re right! There isn’t such a thing as “the most important component” out of options 1-6, because if any of these fail, you won’t have cooling from your AC. No fan means no air sent into the ventilation system. Losing either set of coils means the AC can’t carry out heat exchange. No thermostat means cooling can’t be turned on. And no compressor means the entire air conditioning system is dead and probably needs to be replaced.

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How Do I Find Out How Old My AC Is?

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

old-air-conditionerWell, you could ask politely … not all air conditioners are sensitive about their age!

Seriously though, this is a question people often have about their cooling systems. There are usually two reasons for this interest, often overlapping:

  • The air conditioner was there when they moved in, and they have no idea when the previous owner installed it.
  • They suspect the air conditioner is old enough that it’s ready to be replaced with a new unit.

One of the big jobs we do handle air conditioning replacement in Fenton, MI homes and throughout the surrounding areas. We know plenty about how age affects an air conditioning system and to replace them. If you’re interested in finding out the age of your air conditioning system, we can help.

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How Wear and Tear Can Affect Your AC

Monday, August 6th, 2018

thermometer-going-redIt’s August, and some of the harshest hot days are going to strike during this month and the next. Air conditioning systems have already put in a great deal of work, and with more on the way, homeowners may start to ask the question: “Is my air conditioner going to wear down so much that it breaks?” Nobody wants the answer to be “yes.”

Fortunately, in most cases a broken AC can be repaired. It just takes the right licensed professionals to do it. There are situations, such as an air conditioning system that’s more than 15 years old, where it’s more cost-effective to replace the system because the massive amounts of use have finally caught up with it.

But how does wear and tear affect an air conditioner? If you’re wondering what exactly in your home’s AC is running down through a hot summer, this is the post for you.

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Time to Replace Your HVAC System? Here’s What to Look For

Monday, August 21st, 2017

technician-checking-on-ac-pressureThe best time of the year to make a major change to the HVAC systems responsible for your year-round comfort in your house is during the spring and the fall—i.e. the times of the year when you need to rely on the AC or heater the least.

It’s already the second half of August, and even though the weather is still hot, the fall cooling is not far off. If this is the year to have your HVAC system updated with a new system installation in Fenton, MI, right now is a good time to start thinking about it. The earlier you plan for the job, the easier it will be to schedule it—and you’ll have your new system ready to go in time for any changes in the weather.

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Repair Your Old AC? Or Replace It?

Monday, July 10th, 2017

question-mark-badgeThe biggest debate in the HVAC world is whether a piece of equipment should be repaired or replaced when it breaks down. Sometimes repairs are the easier and less expensive method; but there are times when repairs are throwing good money after bad, and the better long-term solution is to have a new installation done.

Since we’re now in the middle of the summer in Michigan, you’re probably going to ask “Repair or Replace?” when it comes to your air conditioning system. When your AC breaks down on you, the first step to take is to call for air conditioning service in Fenton, MI from our professionals. You might already have an idea about whether or not you should have a replacement or continue with repairs. We’ll help you make the best choice with our honest assessment and advice. No matter what the best option is, we’ll see that you get the best possible service.

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How Does a Heat Pump Both Cool and Heat?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

heating-and-cooling-housesWhen it’s time to replace a central air conditioning system in a house, a homeowner will face a number of different options. One of them is to remove both the air conditioner and the heater and put in a heat pump instead. Since heaters and air conditioners are usually installed at the same time in a new home, they’ll probably be ready for a replacement around the same time. A heat pump allows a home to have its heating and cooling needs for all around the year taken care of with a single installation.

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