Monthly Archives: May 2015

AC Repair or AC Replacement

Our customers in the northwest Ohio area always ask us this simple question, “Do I need to replace my air conditioner, or can I just repair it?” The problem with this question is it is not that simple. There are several factors that can help determine if AC repair or AC replacement is necessary. Keep reading to see what the experts at Kellermeier Plumbing & Heating have to say.

Things to Consider Before Replacing Your Air Conditioner

Before you run out and buy an entire new air conditioning system, make sure that you truly need to have your AC replaced. Sometimes a fix is better than a replacement, but consider this first:

How old is your AC unit?

Most air conditioners can last between 10 and 15 years depending on how often and how long you run your unit. After the 10 year mark, repairs become expensive and break downs become more frequent. As your unit ages, so do its parts, and it can be difficult to find replacement parts of aging units. Older units are also less energy-efficient. You may be spending extra money each month by running your outdated unit. If your AC unit is older and harder to repair, it would be a worthwhile investment to replace your AC unit with a newer more energy-efficient one.

Does your AC unit need frequent repairs?

If you have an AC unit that is constantly needing repairs, no matter how old the unit is, you should consider replacing it. You could save money down the road by replacing your faulty unit with an energy-efficient system. Be sure to check on your manufacturer’s warranty. If your unit is still covered under its warranty, you should contact them for replacement first. Then contact the experts at Kellermeier Plumbing & Heating, we would be happy to help you!

How energy-efficient is your AC unit?

AC units that are manufactured today are much more energy efficient than ones made ten years ago. When you repair your older unit, it does not necessarily mean that its energy efficiency is going to increase. The efficiency rating that your unit is given when it is manufactured is the best rate your unit will ever have. AC units are rated by SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) and the current SEER standard for the northwest Ohio area, including Bowling Green, Perrysburg, and Toledo is 13 SEER. If your unit has a SEER rating lower than 13, we would advise you to have your air conditioner replaced.

AC Repair & Replacement in Northwest Ohio

Whether you are having trouble cooling different rooms in your home or your air conditioner is blowing warm air, call Kellermeier Plumbing & Heating today for all your AC services. If your AC unit is beyond repair we may recommend replacement, but not without inspecting it first. You can rely on our team of certified technicians for quality AC services.

For AC repair service in the Bowling Green, Maumee, or Toledo, Ohio areas, call Kellermeier today at 419-823-9143.

Signs You Need AC Repair Service

Are you getting the most from your AC unit?  If you are running a faulty or broken air conditioner this summer, you could be throwing hundreds of dollars down the drain—or worse you could be left with an air conditioner that doesn’t work at all.  In an effort to avoid having to call for emergency HVAC repair service, here are a things to look for when your AC isn’t running to its full potential.

For emergency AC repair services in northwest Ohio, call Kellermeier Plumbing & Heating today at 419-823-9143.

Excessive Noise – AC units are designed to run as quietly and efficiently as possible. If you notice your AC unit making more noise than usual it is a good idea to have it checked out by an HVAC professional. Unusual noises are often associated with loose parts or motors that have gone bad.

Not Cooling – The most obvious of signs, if you notice your AC unit is blowing warmer than usual you may want to contact the experts at Kellermeier Plumbing & Heating.

Limited Airflow – If the air blowing through your AC unit feels weak the fan may need replacing. If it is not the fan, you may need to have your ductwork cleaned to clear it from any blockages.

Unusual Odors – If you notice an unusual smell coming from your AC unit mold could be growing inside the air ducts. Other unusual smells could be from the AC insulation being overheated.

Thermostat Problems – Sometimes the problem doesn’t have anything to do with the AC unit at all but with the thermostat that controls it. If you notice that one part of your house is cooler than another, it could mean that your thermostat is malfunctioning.

Moisture – Moisture or leakage around your AC unit can be signs of a problem. If there is water build up around the drainage tube, the tube could be either broken or blocked.

AC Repair Services in Bowling Green, Findlay & Perrysburg Areas

Most AC repairs are fairly simple; however, homeowners often avoid calling the professionals in fear that the bill will be outrageously high. If your air conditioning unit is rather new it may be covered under warranty. If not, it is better to fix a small problem rather than wait for it to become a larger, more expensive problem, like your AC unit not working at all on the hottest day of the year.

If you are constantly having small AC repairs, it may be a good idea to look into replacing your existing AC unit altogether. The average air conditioning unit lasts 10 to 15 years, so if it is nearing that milestone you should consider replacing your air conditioner with a more energy-efficient one.

If you live in the northwest areas of Ohio including Perrysburg, Findlay, Bowling Green, and Toledo and you are in need of AC repair or AC replacement, contact Kellermeier Plumbing & Heating today!