The comfortable days of spring are on the horizon and the frigid winter is on its last leg. Now is the best time to evaluate your A/C system. Because the last thing you want during the dog days of summer is to be stuck without air conditioning.

Think of this lull in extreme weather as a time for you to plan a strategy for your summer comfort

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Even if your air conditioner is functioning, you may be wasting a lot of money. You can pay attention to these problems if you want to determine the health of your system:

  • Subpar or inconsistent cooling

  • Excessive energy consumption

  • Higher energy bills

  • Multiple or expensive repair costs

A new A/C system can save you a lot on your summer comfort costs this coming summer.

What to look for in a new system

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There’s a positive side to replacing your A/C system! You’ll know that you are investing in a new, more efficient system that will save you in the long run with energy costs. When shopping for a new A/C system, look for the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings of 13 or better. Older systems are typically 6 SEER or less. A higher SEER rating will provide you with a major efficiency upgrade that will significantly save you in energy costs.

Choosing the right size unit (tonnage) is important as well. A unit too big or too small will cause you to lose money. Our technicians take into account things like:

  • The size of the house and rooms

  • Existing ductwork

  • Sun and shade spots

  • Insulation

  • Window type

  • Regional weather conditions

After we do our assessment, we’ll recommend a size, model, and type of A/C system that’s perfect for your home. Besides SEER and tonnage, there may be other useful A/C features to look for, such as:

  • Filter check light: never go too long between filter replacements.

  • Fan-only switch: giving you the ability to use your A/C system as a ventilator.

  • Auto-delay fan switch: turns off the fan shortly after the compressor shuts down.

“What can I do to extend the life of my system?”

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Sila offers a 15-point A/C tune-up for as low as $59. Regular maintenance can keep your current system running at peak performance. This is also a great way for our technicians to evaluate your homes cooling system and provide you with guidance and options to get you back to cooling your home efficiently.

If your A/C system is beyond the point of maintenance, our skilled technicians can lay out all your options ranging from repair to replacement.


Please reach out to us if you want more information on this topic!


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