Gary Munson Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC Replacement’

When to Tell If It’s Time to Replace Your AC

Monday, April 20th, 2020
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Telling the difference between a struggling AC that needs repairs and an AC that’s on its last legs boils down to a science. While professional technicians might be able to tell where on that scale a system might be, homeowners have trouble deciding whether or not they should pay for a repair or replacement and ultimately it’s their decision. Today we’re going to talk a little bit about how an air conditioner starts to falter and what you can do about it.

Do you call our team again for a targeted repair? Or do you call it quits and decide to start investing in a whole system replacement? Only with the right information and a team dedicated to HVAC service in Orlando, FL will you be able to make the right call. Hopefully, with the information we’ve provided down below, making that right decision won’t be so hard.

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It’s Time to Replace Your Old AC

Monday, November 18th, 2019
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We’ve been talking for a long time about the phase-out of R-22 refrigerant throughout the country, but after a long time waiting it’s finally here! As of January 1st, 2020, hydrochlorofluorocarbons like R-22 refrigerant, which is used in many older air conditioning units, will no longer be produced and imported. The only way to get older refrigerant that is of this type is to purchase R-22 that’s already stockpiled. This could run up costs drastically and make your air conditioner useless if you’re not careful.

If you’ve got an older AC that you suspect might run on R-22 refrigerant, now is the perfect time to get it upgraded into something more efficient, dependable, and environmentally friendly that also won’t cost you an arm and a leg paying for AC repair in Winter Park, FL. Don’t wait until it’s too late, this phase-out is put in place to push people away from using R-22 refrigerant and for good reason!

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What Does a Refrigerant Leak Mean for You?

Monday, September 23rd, 2019
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Hopefully not much! Refrigerant leaks can be a difficult and expensive thing to fix, and are often the first thing a homeowner looks for when determining if their AC should be replaced. That’s why vigilance can be the best medicine, since it’s always better for you to be prepared for a possible problem with your air conditioner. This is one kind of air conditioning repair in Orlando, FL that you’ll want to know more about because, depending on the age and type of AC that you have, a refrigerant leak could range from an inconvenience to absolutely devastating to your wallet.

The truth of the matter is, we’re in the middle of a global refrigerant phaseout. R-22, or “Freon,” is being phased out for a more environmentally friendly and efficient refrigerant called R-410A. That means that any older air conditioner made to function with Freon is going to get more expensive to maintain when leaks occur. So, unless you’re a glutton for paying more money for no reason, let’s discuss the issues with refrigerant leaks and what you as a consumer should be prepared for.

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When Should I Replace My AC?

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Air conditioning replacements can be pricey. This, combined with the costs of routine maintenance can make homeowners reluctant to get a new AC when their old one is at its limits. Not only that, but so many people also don’t know that most air conditioners have a lifespan that definitely should affect the decision to replace your unit.

All that being said, it can be overwhelming when a technician mentions replacing your air conditioner. Air conditioning replacement in Orlando, FL can be an expensive process, but that’s where we can help! You should be absolutely sure that your AC is ready to be replaced when the time comes. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of prospects to use when your AC is having problems- to clue you in on whether or not it’s time for a replacement.

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