A time will come when it makes more sense to say goodbye to your existing air conditioner than to continue putting your hard-earned money towards potentially expensive repairs. At Baggett Heating & Cooling, we understand that purchasing a new air conditioner is a big commitment., and we’re here to help! You can trust Baggett to expertly install your new air conditioner and provide you with financing options to make the payments more affordable.
We care about our customers, who are our neighbors and friends. We’re a second-generation, family-owned company that has proudly serviced the Montgomery County area for more than 40 years. Don’t trust something as important as your day-to-day comfort to just anyone – contact Baggett Heating & Cooling for air conditioner installation service in Clarksville, TN!
Signs You Need a New Air Conditioner
Although air conditioners can certainly break down seemingly out of nowhere, they often exhibit signs that they need to be replaced. Some of the most common include:
If you have your HVAC contractor on speed dial due to frequent repairs, it’s definitely time to consider installing a new air conditioner. Instead, put your money into buying a new, more energy-efficient system.
Higher Energy Bills
Are your energy bills significantly higher than they were a year ago without any corresponding weather event? Higher energy bills are often a sign that your air conditioning system is old, inefficient and needs to be replaced.
If your air conditioner is struggling to provide even cooling throughout your home and you’re noticing hot or cold spots in certain rooms, it’s not as efficient as it once was. Although issues such as low refrigerant levels or duct leaks can cause inefficient cooling, it can also be a sign that you need a new air conditioner.
Unfortunately, like all mechanical devices, air conditioners don’t last forever. Well-maintained air conditioners last about 10-15 years on average. If your system is over 10 years old and experiences a significant breakdown or is no longer under warranty, consider replacement services.
If your air conditioner is no longer under warranty, all repairs will be paid completely out of pocket. Depending on the repair cost, you may be better off buying a new unit.
Older air conditioners use R22 refrigerant which is harmful to the environment and is being completely phased out. If your older system is leaking refrigerant, it’s time to consider replacement options. R22 is extremely expensive because of its low supply. New air conditioners use a more environmentally friendly refrigerant called R410A.
What to Look for When Buying a New Air Conditioning System
There’s no one-size-fits-all air conditioning system for every Clarksville, TN home. When you partner with Baggett Heating & Cooling, we’ll help you choose the right AC unit based on the size of your home and your budget. Some of the factors to consider when shopping around for a new air conditioner include:
- Size. When we mention the size of an air conditioner, we’re referring to its cooling capacity, not its physical size. Buying the right-sized air conditioner is critical in determining how well it cools your home. A unit that is too large will waste energy, cost more to operate and will not remove humidity as it should. A unit that is too small will have to work too hard to cool your home, leading to premature wear and tear.
- Energy efficiency. It’s important to install an air conditioning unit that is energy efficient. An energy-efficient system won’t overwork itself, which can lead to frequent repairs, a shorter lifespan and higher energy bills. An air conditioner’s Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating determines how efficient it is. A minimum SEER2 rating of 14.3 is required in southeastern states such as Tennessee. The higher the SEER2 rating, the more efficient the unit is. When purchasing a new AC, check the yellow Energy Guide tag on the air conditioner to learn its SEER2 rating.
- Noise level. Air conditioning systems can be noisy, so consider the noise level of the unit before purchasing it. Some air conditioners have features that reduce noise levels, such as variable speed fans.
- Hiring a reputable company. As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. Hiring an unqualified company to install your air conditioning system can lead to an improperly installed system that can cause higher energy bills, frequent repairs and a shorter lifespan. When you work with Baggett Heating & Cooling, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing the job is done right, from start to finish. We’ll perform a complete on-site assessment, review the findings, offer replacement options and discuss our guarantees, additional warranties and financing options!
Contact Baggett Heating & Cooling for AC Installation Service
At Baggett Heating & Cooling, it’s never been our goal to be the biggest HVAC company in the Clarksville, TN area. We want to be the best! Whether you need air conditioner maintenance, repair or installation service, our technicians will ensure the job is done right the first time. We won’t leave until you are completely satisfied. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for AC installation service.