“Hard starting” is something that people in colder climates sometimes encounter with their cars during winter. The engine works harder and takes longer to turn over and start. But hard starting isn’t limited to cars or cold weather: your air conditioning system can begin to hard start. If it does, you’ll probably need to schedule AC repair in Mandeville, LA, or you may even need to purchase a new air conditioner.
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There are no air conditioning malfunctions more destructive and potentially expensive to repair than a burnt-out compressor. The compressor’s motor is housed in its casing, and when the motor overheats and the wires fuse, not only is the motor beyond saving, so is the compressor.
Every component in an air conditioning system is important to its performance, but the compressor is the true heart of the AC. It’s where energy is applied to the refrigerant to change it into a high-pressure gas so it can carry out the heat exchange cycle that cools down the interior of a house. A burnt-out compressor means an air conditioning system is now nothing more than a large central fan.
You may have heard that when a compressor burns out, it means the AC is finished. Further AC repair in Covington, LA won’t help, and the cost to replace the compressor is so high that it’s always better to have a new air conditioning system installed. But this isn’t the whole story. When you have a dead compressor in your AC, you have four choices for what to have HVAC technicians do, listed here in rising order of expense:
October is the season known for many things: candy, trick-or-treating, costume parties, and marathon viewings of Universal Horror Films. But you probably haven’t thought of it as the season of air conditioning replacement. But it’s definitely one of the best months for making a significant upgrade to your AC system if the time has come to retire it. The air conditioner has just completed another hard summer keeping your house cool, and if it seems like it was its last summer, than the cooler period of October is a perfect time to schedule service with us to install a new one.
Below are a few considerations about AC replacement we want you to know before getting started.
Your air conditioning system doesn’t go to school and come back with report cards. But we recommend you give your AC a report card at the end of every summer because it’s a good way for you to analyze the system’s performance. Fall is an ideal time to make upgrades or even a full replacement to your AC, and the grade you give the air conditioner will help you think about your future home cooling.
Use the classic grading system of “A” through “F” and answer this question: “How would I rate the overall performance of my air conditioning this summer?”
We can guess the story: you have an older AC, but it’s been running well the last few years and you don’t see any reason to purchase a new one yet. You head into the summer season, and all seems well. And then, kablooie—the air conditioner stops working, or it can no longer keep up with your cooling needs.
Can you get it fixed? Possibly. You can call our technicians to come take a look at the system and give you an idea of what they need to do. But if the AC is extremely old (over 15 years in service) or worn down and the repair would cost more than it’s worth (such as more than half the cost of the replacement), you may want to consider a new AC installation in Slidell, LA.
We understand many homeowners are looking for ways to make their money go farther. We encourage that! But a big part of improving home finances is understanding where to invest the money in professional services. You can take over doing all the garden work yourself—but when it comes to handling air conditioning services, from repairs to a replacement, you only want to trust to a full professional Slidell, LA air conditioning company. Don’t try to do the work on your own, and don’t let an amateur talk you into using their unlicensed service!
Why is it so important that you turn to professionals only for AC services? Here are a few of the best reasons.
When an air conditioning system starts to get up there in age, a homeowner is faced with the question of when it will need to be replaced. The first instinct is to continue to have it repaired whenever anything goes wrong. But eventually, the cost of repairs will no longer be worth it and exceed the value of having a new air conditioner installed.
You may find yourself coming to the point where you’re balancing having another repair for your old AC or scheduling an air conditioning replacement in Slidell, LA. The right choice depends on a variety of factors—there’s no single answer to this question. The best way to find the right answer is to arrange for service with our NATE-certified technicians. They won’t push you toward the more expensive option if that isn’t the best one. We value our relationships with customers over revenue.