How We Assess Your Air Conditioner
Our fast and easy process to assess your air conditioner
At first glance, it may look bleak. You know you’re going to need either an AC repair or a new air conditioner. But you want a professional you can trust to help you make the most informed decision about your options.
When we visit your home, we:
- Check the filter
- Search for air leaks
- Check your insulation
- Inspect the condenser and compressor
- Check and clean the coils
- Adjust your fan belts
- Lubricate motors and bearings
- Check blowers and fans
- Inspect all controls
- Measure refrigerant
- Verify operating temperatures
- Verify the age of your AC
- Review your AC repair history
- Analyze your cooling bills
- Check your home’s air quality
What you get with Oosterveld Heating
When you reach out to the air conditioning experts at Oosterveld Heating, you’re getting the benefit of decades of experience and technicians who regularly update their training to stay current. We’ll assess the condition of your air conditioner, walk you through every step of our process, educate you about how your air conditioner functions and answer any question you have along the way. In the end, you’ll have the confidence to make the best decision you can.
Oosterveld Heating sets a very high bar for customer service. But we happen to believe that’s the high standard every HVAC contractor should adhere to.
If you suspect an AC repair or replacement is in your future, let Oosterveld Heating assess your air conditioner inside and out. We can tell a lot by the physical condition of your air conditioner, but we can’t tell it all. We’ll need your help in formulating an accurate prognosis!
The age of your AC
Every electrical system has a lifespan. For your air conditioner, it’s between 10 and 15 years, depending on how often it was used and how well it has been maintained.
Your AC repair history
The older an air conditioner gets, the more likely it will break down. In fact, it might break down frequently. This is the most obvious sign your air conditioner is on its last legs.
We know buying a new air conditioner is never a homeowner’s first choice. But we always counsel our customers to take the long view. A new Energy Star air conditioner runs so efficiently that it can save you up to 20% on your cooling bills. In addition to greater reliability and efficiency, you should notice a distinct difference in your indoor air quality with a new air conditioner.
Your cooling bills
Here’s an issue that often sneaks up on homeowners, and understandably so. You get a utility bill, you pay it, sometimes only vaguely aware that it is a few dollars higher than last month’s bill. But those dollars add up quickly, which is why the experts at Oosterveld Heating advise our customers to review their bills over the previous 12 months. These three issues – the age of an air conditioner, its recent repair history and its increased energy use – usually point to whether an air conditioner is over the hill.
Your home’s indoor air quality
Too much humidity in the air is a sure sign that an air conditioner isn’t performing as it should. The temperatures in your home also might be inconsistent, with some rooms feeling too warm or too cold. We’ll find the culprit; cracks and leaks around windows or doors, leaky ductwork or insufficient insulation could all be factors.
Clearly, there is more to assessing the health of an air conditioner than meets the eye. With Oosterveld Heating, customers get a reliable, accountable contractor dedicated to helping you make the right decision about repairing or replacing that air conditioner. Call us today to schedule a visit.