Get Ahead of Summer Heat with Updated Air Conditioning

woman feeling hot in home looking at laptopNow that spring has arrived, we’re moving into the cooling season here in Louisiana. That means reliable air conditioning is a must. Before you know it, we at Burkhardt will be gearing up for the hot weather, and we’ll be busy helping our customers with their air conditioning needs, including maintenance, repair, and installation.

If you know you need new air conditioning this year, you can get ahead of the curve by calling us as soon as possible to discuss new air conditioning installation. That way, there will likely be less of a waiting period when you call us for new AC, and you won’t be without cool comfort during the hottest months of the year.

How do I know if I need a new AC system for my home?

Many homeowners put off installing a new air conditioner in their homes because they’re not sure if it’s time for a new one. How can you know if it’s time for a new system? There are a few signs your current AC system will likely give you, including:

  • Age of current system: If your current air conditioning system is more than 10 years old, it may be time to consider replacement. This is especially true if your system has not been well-maintained and you’ve noticed some of the other signs in this article, such as inefficiency or expensive repairs.
  • Inefficiency of current system: If your energy bills have been on the rise over the past couple of years for no good reason, it might mean that your AC system is using more energy than it used to. You may also be experiencing less effective cooling, or you might notice uneven cooling (cold spots and hot spots) throughout your home.
  • Frequently need repairs: As your AC system ages, it’s inevitable that it may need occasional repairs. Parts like belts and other small components can wear out over time. But if your system seems to need repairs often, and those repairs are becoming increasingly more expensive, it may be more cost-effective in the long run to replace your AC.
  • Changes to home structure: When your contractor installed your AC system, they based the size of the equipment on the square footage of your home. If you’ve added to your home, either by converting unused spaces into living areas or put on an addition, your current air conditioner may not be the right size for your home, and may not provide effective, efficient cooling.
  • Expired warranty: Manufacturer warranties usually cover an average lifespan for air conditioning systems. If you’ve been experiencing less effective, efficient cooling and your system warranty has expired, be prepared – part replacements and other services covered by your warranty will be out-of-pocket costs to you. If your AC system has been failing, this can mean expensive repairs, so it may be a good idea to consider new equipment for your home.

Other concerns, such as unusual noises or odors, may also be apparent, and in conjunction with these major warning signs indicate that your system may need to be replaced. If you’re worried about your AC lasting the summer, it’s always a good idea to schedule an appointment with Burkhardt.

At Burkhardt, we’re ready to help meet your AC needs.

When you choose to work with Burkhardt, we will happily provide you with excellent equipment and professional installation completed by our highly skilled technicians. We’ll help you get into an efficient new air conditioning system that not only can help you and your family enjoy better comfort in your home, but you’ll also save energy – and potentially money on your utility bills.

Call Burkhardt Air Conditioning, Heating, Electrical & Generators today for friendly, professional assistance with your air conditioning needs. Please contact us at 985.626.7741.