Quality Air Conditioner Installation & Replacement Services in Troy, OH
Here at Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning, your local home cooling installation technicians understand the value of a good working air conditioning system better than anyone in the HVAC business. We have homes of our own and families, and we wouldn’t want anyone having to suffer through a summer without a safe and cool space to find relief from the heat.
Our A/C installation & replacement experts here at Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning have installed hundreds of cooling systems throughout Ohio. We work with trusted manufacturers such as Amana, Trane, Lennox, and more! Because of our bulk buying power and longstanding ties to the A/C industry’s leading manufacturers, we can offer these high-quality systems with a Best Price Guarantee.
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We’re the Air Conditioner Installation Experts in Miami County, OH
Finding a competent, honest, and reputable HVAC company like Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning is crucial for guaranteeing that your new home cooling system gets installed correctly and with precision and care at a price that’s friendly and fair. We’ve built relationships with the top manufacturers in the business, such as Trane, Lennox, Amana, Rheem, and many more. We also offer our parent company’s private label. If you’re looking for budget-friendly air conditioner installation in Troy, OH, call us at (937) 230-5221.
Repairing vs. Replacing Your A/C
“Should I Repair or Replace My Air Conditioner?
If you’re not sure whether to replace your air conditioning system or go ahead and pay for the repairs, we outline below the top factors you should consider in making this sometimes challenging decision:
Cost of Repairs
This is generally the main factor when looking for something new. Many experts recommend a new furnace and new air conditioner if the repair is more than $800. But, if the system is only 6 years old, $800 doesn’t seem that bad of investment to squeeze a few more years of life out of your system. With this in mind, it’s good to look at both the age and repair cost. If the home cooling system is more than 10 years old and it’s going to cost more than $800 to repair, you should take a serious look at replacing the unit
There’s also the 50% Rule: When the cost of repairs approaches half or 50% of the unit’s value, it’s usually time to replace the system.
When an A/C reaches 10 years of age, it might be time to begin shopping for a replacement. Having said that, it’s obvious there are more factors than just age, but this can be a good guide to whether you should start considering something new or not. Factors you should consider with age are the unit’s reliability, its history and efficiency, and how well it has been maintained over the years.
To make this determination, you will have to crunch the numbers and see what you can afford. When you balance the cost to repair or replace an A/C, usually, the repair has a lower upfront price tag. However, rebates and special offers, combined with your potential savings on fuel bills, can turn furnace replacement into a much more budget-friendly option.
Often, home cooling systems that are more than 10 years old are outdated in terms of energy efficiency, so your current A/C could be costing more on your utility bills. Pay attention to the SEER rating.
What is the SEER Rating? SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is an important factor you should consider to optimize your A/C buying experience. Essentially, SEER is a rating comparable to the miles per gallon you’d get with a certain car. Higher MPG means you spend less money on fuel.
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A Homeowner’s Guide to Air Conditioner Replacement
If you’re having A/C problems, it’s important to determine whether your system is covered by a warranty because it could cover the cost for repairs. Usually, newer cooling equipment is likely covered by an air conditioner warranty from the system’s manufacturer. Most manufacturers offer customers a minimum of a 5 to 10-year limited factory warranty on the parts, which typically includes the compressor. Additionally, some HVAC contractors (like Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning) offer labor warranties for a set term following the initial installation that cover defects associated with their work.
To find out if you have an existing air conditioner warranty, try the following:
- Check your manual and all documents you got after your A/C was installed. If a warranty was included with the purchase, the information for it should be included with this paperwork so you can check its terms.
- A lot of equipment manufacturers provide an AC warranty lookup feature on their websites. You will probably need the serial number from your unit to use to look the relevant information up. If the above paperwork isn’t handy, the serial number can be located on the rating plate of the equipment — which is usually visible on the exterior of the cooling equipment.
- Give your HVAC contractor a call for assistance with warranty information. Whichever company you purchased the equipment from may have your system’s air conditioner warranty information available.
What is SEER?
One important factor you should take into consideration to optimize your A/C buying experience is your equipment’s SEER rating, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. Essentially, SEER is comparable to the miles per gallon you’d get with a certain car. Higher MPG means you spend less money on fuel. Likewise, a high SEER rating is associated with a more energy-efficient air conditioning unit. The SEER rating is calculated by taking the total BTU’s of heat rejected per hour (BTU stands for British Thermal Unit) and dividing that number by the watts of electricity required to reject that heat.
In any case, the higher the SEER rating, the lower the cost of energy during your unit’s lifetime. While systems with a higher SEER rating usually cost more up front, they save you more money in the long run.
What is Refrigerant?
To put it simply, without refrigerant, there would be no air conditioning, nor would there be refrigeration or freezing technology — at least not like most of us have come to know it. All air conditioners have, as such, refrigerant within copper coils. As refrigerants absorb heat from indoor air, it transitions from a low-pressure gas to a high-pressure liquid. Air conditioning components send the refrigerant outside where a fan blows hot air over the coils and exhausts it to the exterior. The refrigerant then cools down and turns back into a low-pressure gas. Another fan located inside the home blows air over the cool coils to spread and circulate the resulting cooled air throughout the building. After that, the cycle repeats.
Financing Options in Troy, OH
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Are you looking to upgrade your home's heating or cooling system or need help covering the cost of repairs? Check out our current financing offer! We have partnered with Wells Fargo Bank to help our customers keep their home comfortable year-round.