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What Are The Benefits of Replacing My Rooftop Unit?

Friday, September 12th, 2014

No one wants to think about the possibility of replacing their air conditioning system, but if you have had your home for a number of years, it is a likely scenario. There are multiple benefits to replacing an outdated and/or malfunctioning system, and if you are considering the replacement of your current rooftop unit with a new one, the cooler fall temperatures give you a great window of time to do so. Hiring professionals for any new air conditioning installation in Riverside, CA, is important, and Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air brings over 60 years of experience to every job.

Benefits of Replacing Your Current AC

No matter what type of air conditioner you may have, there are several benefits to replacing your aging AC with a new one:

  • Better energy efficiency – today’s air conditioner are very energy efficient; in fact, they are up to 60% more energy efficient than models from just 10 years ago. In addition, federal laws regarding minimum SEER number requirements for newly-manufactured air conditioners were raised from 10 to 13 in 2006. This means that if your AC is 8 years old or older, it may have a SEER number lower than the current standard. The EPA estimates that you can save up to 10% on annual energy costs for every SEER point higher you go. If your AC has a SEER under 13, you may be losing money in energy bills.
  • Better comfort – aging air conditioners can struggle to keep up with your cooling needs. This can result in a lack of cooling power, or uneven cooling resulting in hot-and-cold spots throughout your home. A new AC can meet your cooling needs, and keep you and your family comfortable.
  • Less repair work – after an air conditioner reaches a certain age, it can require frequent repair work that adds up – sometimes to the cost of a new system. A new system does not require constant repair, helping both you and your wallet.

Reasons to Install another Rooftop Unit

Here are some reasons to consider purchasing another rooftop unit:

  • Security – with a rooftop AC, you don’t have to worry about stolen parts or vandalism.
  • Easy access for repair – rooftop units have all the components – the compressor, condenser and evaporator – in a single metal cabinet. This makes it very easy for your technician to access and repair your system.
  • Keeps yard space free – if you have a small backyard, you won’t have to relinquish needed yard space to accommodate for the outdoor unit of an AC.

If it’s time to replace your rooftop air conditioning unit, call the people you can trust: Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air.

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What are the Benefits of Rooftop AC Units? Is it an Option for Me?

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

The natural thought about rooftop air conditioners is that they are strictly for commercial use. The fact is, there are rooftop air conditioning systems designed for residential properties, and they can bring some benefits other models may not. Just as with other types of air conditioners, it’s important to first understand how a rooftop air conditioner works before choosing to install it. This is where the qualified professionals of Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air can help you with all your air conditioning needs in Riverside, CA.

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AC rooftop installation in Riverside, CA, before and after

What Is a Rooftop AC?

As the name indicates, a rooftop air conditioner is a packaged system that resides on the roof of your home. It not split, and ties directly into your ductwork from its place on the roof. Like traditional split-system air conditioners, rooftop ACs come in different sizes to accommodate a range of properties.

What Are the Benefits of a Rooftop Air Conditioner?

There are several benefits to installing a rooftop air conditioning system:

  • Less dirt and debris – the outdoor unit of a split-system air conditioner can accumulate a great deal of dirt, dust and yard debris just from its placement on the ground. A rooftop air conditioner is not exposed to the same elements, and there is less dirt and dust, allowing for a rooftop unit to stay cleaner than a ground-based one.
  • Better security – sadly, it is not unusual for air conditioners to be vandalized for individual parts. Installing a rooftop air conditioner makes it virtually impossible for your AC to become a victim of vandalism.
  • Safer from damage – ground units can be more exposed to damage from a variety of sources: yard appliances, broken trees/limbs, children’s activities – the list can be long. Having your unit on top of your roof keeps it far away from ground activity that could be detrimental.
  • Quieter – while many outdoor units have made great strides in noise reduction, the fact is you will still hear a ground unit make some noise. Placing your air conditioner on the roof puts it out of earshot, giving you more peace and quiet.
  • Saves space – the average outdoor unit needs approximately 6 square feet of space for placement. For those with small back yard space, this can be a good chunk of real estate. Using a rooftop unit will keep that space free for you and your family.

Is a Rooftop Option for Me?

The best way to determine whether or not a rooftop air conditioner is a good fit for your home is to work with a trained professional. Your air conditioning has to last a long time, so you want to be sure you’re installing an AC system that will work for your home and family long-term. Call Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air today and schedule air conditioning service in Riverside with one of our experts to see if a rooftop air conditioner is the right option for you.

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