Answering Common Questions About Air Conditioning

Knowing more about your HVAC system can better help you determine the best ways to maintain it and extend its lifespan. This will also make it easier for you to discuss heating and cooling issues with your technician. Regular care will keep your equipment efficient, which can then lead to a more comfortable home and lower energy bills.

Here a leading plumber and HVAC contractor answers some of the most frequently-asked questions about air conditioning.

How Long Will My Air Conditioner Last? 

When properly maintained, air conditioners can last around 15 years. On the other hand, neglected units are likely to develop issues after seven to 10 years. You can make the most of your AC by regularly changing filters and having it serviced.

Do I Need Repairs or a Replacement?

The age of your air conditioner plays a major role in the decision of whether it should be repaired or replaced. When considering repairs, compare repair costs to the price of a new AC. If your unit is reaching the end of its service life and constantly experiencing issues, it may be more cost-effective to get a replacement. Many of today’s air conditioning units are more energy efficient, which can help you save on cooling costs. When it’s time for a new AC, turn to McLay Services. You can also count on us to take care of a freezing outdoor tankless water heater.

How Often Do I Need to Maintain My AC?

Have your air conditioner professionally inspected and serviced at least once a year, preferably in the spring. As much as possible, don’t wait until summer when you need to use your AC during the day. Taking care of your AC system’s maintenance in the spring will also help ensure it stays efficient throughout the warmer months.

Whether you’re looking for an energy-efficient air conditioner or a cold-climate tankless water heater, you can rely on McLay Services. Call us at (909) 392-2202 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve clients in La Verne, CA.

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