Some things get better with age. Your air conditioner is not one of those things. Manufacturers are always improving their products to give their customers the best and most up-to-date technology available. If you have an air conditioner that is 10 years old or older, you could be running into costly repairs that are not worth paying for anymore. Save yourself from the headaches and constant calls to your service technician by replacing your air conditioner today. Energy efficiency standards are mandated by the government in an effort to keep energy costs low. This puts presser on the manufactures to improve their technology year after year.
If you own an older model air conditioner your machine is probably still using an R-22 Refrigerant, or Freon 22. Your air conditioner depends on the chemical reactions of refrigerant gas to remove heat from the enclosed area. As technology evolved, so did the use of refrigerants. Freon 22 has been phased out and Puron, or R-410A, has taken its place. Puron-based refrigerants have been proven to be the most reliable and have gained recognition as a long-term solution to ozone depletion. Since Freon 22 is becoming obsolete, having it replaced will become even more difficult as newer machines neglect to use it. If your air conditioner is still running on Freon 22 you need to replace it.
Listen below for tips on running an efficient air conditioning unit.
Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER)
Air conditioners might look the same, but their Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) can vary widely. A 10 SEER air conditioner won’t be as energy efficient as a 13, 16 or 20 SEER air conditioner. Your older model will have a lower SEER number, which means you are paying more money each month on your energy bill. Stop wasting money. Upgrade to an air conditioner with a higher SEER number and start lowering your energy bill today.
When it comes time to replace your outdoor unit, your indoor unit will also need to be replaced. The two go hand-in-hand and you can’t upgrade one and not the other. We offer a wide variety of high quality Bryant heating and cooling products to our customers. With their headquarters located in Indianapolis, we are proud supporters of Bryant and their products.
We offer the following residential cooling systems:
A heat pump works like an air conditioner in the summer, but in the winter, it runs backwards. It takes warm air from outside and brings it indoors. People are often surprised you can take heat out of the air when temperatures are as low as 30 degrees.
Typical heating and cooling systems move air through the duct work in your home. Older homes, designed before the introduction of air conditioning and small apartments and condos, do not have ducts. These units contain mini condensers in each room, allowing you to control the temperature without making major renovations to the property.
Instead of using air temperature to heat or cool refrigerant in your unit, a geothermal heat pump uses water. These energy efficient units require some type of reservoir or well as part of the system.
A fan coil is the indoor portion for either your air conditioner or heat pump system.
This device works to take warm air out of your home to keep your home nice and cool.
Standby Power Generators
All of these systems require electricity and while it doesn’t happen often, if your cooling system goes out, you will need a standby power generator to keep your home comfortable in case of an emergency.
Replacing your cooling system is a big commitment, so make sure you choose the right company to get the job done right the first time. At Chapman, we work hard to save you money, while providing the best service possible. Call us at 317-291-4909 for more information about the residential and commercial cooling systems we offer.