Replace Your AC Before the Summer Heat Arrives

Posted on April 20, 2017

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Spring means the hot weather isn’t far away. All of a sudden you are remembering what it was like last summer. Sky-high electrical bills to keep your house cool. The checks you had to write for air conditioning service and repairs. And truthfully, on the hottest days, your home still wasn’t very comfortable.

In other words, deep inside you know it’s time for AC replacement, but you’re still procrastinating. In part because of all the competing claims and confusing numbers. It’s hard to figure out which air conditioner units are the most energy efficient and which manufacturer has the best reputation for reliability.

Make your very first phone call to Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric so our trained professionals can help you sort things out. Our sincere hope is you will buy your new central air conditioner from us and let us install it in your home. First, we have to earn your trust and help you make an informed decision.

If your current A/C is 10 years old or older, a new ac unit is going to be much more efficient, but you still need to know what you’re looking for.

When shopping, you are going to see things like SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) and EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings. In both cases, the higher the number the more efficient the unit is and the more money you will save on your utility bills.

Armstrong will show you how the two numbers are calculated and explain which is most important for you. For example, the SEER rating is based on a high temperature of 83 degrees. Our West Texas summer highs can easily reach triple digits so the rating number has to be adjusted. Our experts will make sure you are getting an accurate comparison when considering different AC units.

Buying the most efficient unit you can afford will almost always save you money in the long run. Look for the Energy Star and EnergyGuide labels on a unit. It is generally speaking about 15% more efficient than a standard unit.

The same goes for quality. Buy the best you can afford. Armstrong promotes respected brand names like Lennox and American Standard.

The other part of the equation is the AC installation cost. It should be just one factor in your decision. A cheaper, but bad installation, could mean your new central air conditioner will perform just as inefficiently as your old one. Armstrong will be happy to explain how our installation experts make sure it doesn’t happen in your home.

Armstrong understands your hesitation. Replacing your air conditioner is a big decision. Look at the calendar. Summer is almost here. The time for procrastination is over. Let us help you decide which new air conditioner is the right one to make your home more comfortable and save you money. When you choose Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric you can count on us to be there for all of your AC repair, service, and maintenance needs.

"The new air conditioner is fantastic. It is so quiet and smooth and cool. We can never express to you the appreciation for working with us on this." - Jack D.
"Great job on a late Saturday night—completely satisfied!" - David S.