Sure, most areas of the country get measurably warmer when the summer hits; but Georgia is one place that gets especially hot and muggy. In order to stay cool and comfortable here in the Douglasville area, you need an air conditioning system you can count on.
Rather than running the fans non-stop in those notoriously hard-to-cool rooms this summer, take the time now to give your home’s cooling system a little TLC. Here are some tips we recommend at Anchor to help keep you, your home, and your family cool all summer.
Schedule Annual AC Maintenance
Do you remember the last time you scheduled a tune-up for your air conditioning system? If your AC system is like many in the greater Atlanta metro area, it’s probably been a couple years or more. Air conditioning systems need regular preventative maintenance — at least one tune-up a year — in order to continue running at their best.
By scheduling a complete AC check-up with Anchor now, you can start enjoying benefits like:
Increased AC system efficiency
Lower utility bills
Reduced risk of breakdown
Longer lasting AC equipment
Greater peace of mind
Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner
A tune-up can go a long way in helping you get the most from your air conditioner, but sometimes AC systems need a little extra care in order to run at their best. Your Anchor HVAC specialist might detect an issue with your air conditioner, for example, or your air conditioner may be nearing the end of its expected life span.
When this is the case, we can help you determine whether it is time for a repair or complete AC replacement. Typically, repairs are best for units that are less than 10 years old and that do not already require frequent repairs. Replacement is typically best for units that are over 10 years old, require frequent repairs, and are no longer efficient.
Keep in mind that in some scenarios, it may make more financial sense to replace rather than repair your air conditioner, even when the air conditioner still technically runs. If, for example, your air conditioner needs a repair that would cost over 25% of the cost of a new unit, and it is already 13 years old, replacing the unit with an energy efficient unit (like a Trane air conditioner) will save you money in the long run.
Consider a Trane Heat Pump
Does your home have a traditional air conditioning system? While AC can be a great, energy efficient option for keeping your home cool, there’s another cooling option that can offer a number of additional benefits — a heat pump.
Trane heat pumps offer both heating and cooling, meaning you can rely on one to keep your home comfortable year-round. They work by using a small amount of electricity to move heat from one place to another, making them extremely energy efficient. With a Trane heat pump, you can keep your home cooler in the summer for less. If it’s time to replace your air conditioner, we can help you decide if upgrading to a heat pump is the right option for you.