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Los Lunas AC Installation & Replacement

Having a reliable air conditioner is essential to a comfortable home. When your air conditioner breaks down, you need a professional to install a new system quickly. At Ortega Plumbing and Heating, we provide quality AC installation in the Los Lunas area.

Signs You Need AC Replacement

An air conditioning system plays a crucial role in keeping your indoor environment comfortable during hot weather. However, like any mechanical system, it has a limited lifespan and may eventually require replacement. Here are some signs that indicate you may need AC replacement:

1. Age of the AC unit: The average lifespan of a well-maintained AC unit is around 10 to 15 years. If your system is approaching or surpassing this age, it may be time to consider a replacement.

2. Frequent breakdowns: If your AC is experiencing frequent breakdowns and requiring constant repairs, it could be a sign that the unit is reaching the end of its operational life.

3. Rising energy bills: As an AC unit ages, it tends to lose its efficiency. If you notice a significant increase in your energy bills despite regular use patterns, the AC might not be functioning as efficiently as it used to, and a newer model could be more energy-efficient.

4. Insufficient cooling: If you find that your AC is struggling to cool your home adequately, even when running at full capacity, it might be a sign of a worn-out compressor or other internal components that can be costly to repair.

5. Uneven cooling: If some rooms in your house remain too hot while others are too cold, it could be a sign of an aging AC system that is struggling to distribute cool air evenly.

6. Excessive noise: Over time, AC units can become noisier due to wear and tear on internal components. Unusual noises, rattling, or banging sounds might indicate a need for replacement.

7. Refrigerant leaks: Refrigerant is vital for cooling the air in your AC system. If you notice refrigerant leaks, it not only affects the cooling performance but can also be harmful to the environment. Repairing leaks can be expensive, so if your unit has frequent refrigerant issues, replacement might be a better option.

8. Outdated technology: Older AC models might lack the advanced features and energy efficiency of newer units. Upgrading to a more modern system can result in improved comfort and cost savings.

9. Costly repairs: If you are facing a major and expensive repair that accounts for a significant portion of the AC's value, it's often wiser to invest that money in a new and more reliable unit.

10. Freon phase-out: If your AC uses the refrigerant Freon (R-22), it's essential to know that this refrigerant is being phased out due to environmental concerns. Replacing your AC with a newer model that uses an eco-friendly refrigerant will be necessary in the long run.

How Often Should I Have My AC System Serviced?

The optimal time to have your AC system serviced is before the summer months. However, if you cannot fit it in before the summer, it is important to have your system serviced at least once a year. If you have your system serviced annually, you can rest assured your air conditioner is running efficiently and keeping your home comfortable.

Call (505) 278-5084 or contact us online for AC installation in Los Lunas today!

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