Picture it. It’s the hottest day of the year, and you and your family are relaxing inside to avoid melting in the blazing sun. You’re curled up on your favorite chair when all of a sudden it starts to feel warmer and warmer until you check the thermometer and notice your air conditioning system isn’t working. Yikes!
In this nightmare scenario, not only is your comfort at stake, but your safety can be, too, when temperatures near triple digits. Fortunately, homeowners in Westfield, Indiana, and the surrounding areas can rely on Star Heating & Cooling for expert Westfield air conditioning repair and installation service. If you’re in need of air conditioning help, contact the friendly, NATE-certified technicians at Star.
Choose Star Heating & Cooling for AC Repairs and Installation in Westfield
We know air conditioners don’t just break down during normal business hours. That’s why our technicians are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days as week, 365 days a year. If your AC goes out in the middle of the night, the weekend or on a holiday, we offer emergency services to make the appropriate repair.
Our employees go above and beyond the competition, delivering an experience and results customers appreciate and depend on. Our approach to your home comfort is about more than just on-time arrivals, professional uniforms and booties to keep your floors clean. Our team isn’t coming to work every day just for a paycheck — they truly care about the well-being of the families and communities they serve on a daily basis.
Star’s cooling services include:
- Air conditioning repair
- Air conditioning installation
- Air conditioning tune up
- Heat pump repair
- Heat pump installation
- Heat pump tune up
Common Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs to Be Repaired
In many cases, your air conditioner will show signs that it needs to be serviced before it breaks down. Let’s discuss some common AC repair signs:
- Lack of airflow
- Water leakage/ice on coils or refrigerant lines
- High humidity
- Refrigerant leaks
- Electrical issues
- Unusual sounds
- Foul odors
- No cool air
- Cycles on and off
What to Consider When Buying a New AC System for Your Westfield Home?
While repairing a unit is fine in many cases, there are times it’s better to replace the unit with a new, more energy-efficient system. Here are some of the factors to consider when purchasing a new AC system.
The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating is a measure of energy efficiency in air conditioners. When you evaluate your options, look for a SEER rating between 14 and 22. The higher the SEER rating, the more cold air your system will produce with the same amount of energy as a less efficient system.
A regularly maintained AC can last 15 to 20 years. But older systems don’t operate as efficiently. If your system is facing an expensive repair, it makes more financial sense to put the money toward the purchase of a new unit.
Proper AC sizing
You know that air conditioners aren’t all the same size. If you buy a unit that’s too small, it won’t properly cool your home, while a unit that is too big will lead to high energy bills. The technicians at Star will perform a load calculation to ensure you get enough cooling power for the size of your home, without the increased utility bills and system cycling of a larger unit.
Units manufactured today are much more efficient than their older counterparts. Even replacing a unit that is 10 years old can save you as much as 20-40 percent on your monthly energy bill. Again, the higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the unit is.
Hiring a professional HVAC company
AC installation is one of the most expensive improvements you can make in your home, so don’t just hire anyone. An improperly installed unit can lead to efficiency issues and repairs. Before your hire any Westfield heating and air conditioning company, check their online reviews and research their services online.
Look for a company that offers emergency services, and warranties on their equipment. The technicians at Star offer high-quality work and have all the proper certifications.
There are a variety of makes and models of air conditioners, and they are all priced differently. If you’re on a budget, the technicians at Star will work with you to find the right cooling solution for your home at a reasonable price. We also have financing options available.
Should I Replace or Repair My Westfield Air Conditioning System?
This can be a tough decision, but Star will guide you through it.
It’s better to repair your air conditioner when…
- A repair will reduce existing energy usage and increase home efficiency
- You have a newer unit
- It doesn’t normally experience issues
It’s better to replace your air conditioner when…
- It’s leaking
- It requires frequent repairs
- It is 10 years old or older
- The cost of repairs exceeds the cost of a new unit
- It has a poor energy efficiency rating
Request Free Installation Estimate
Are you confident that you’re receiving the best deal on HVAC repairs or installation of a new system? Star Heating and Cooling offers free second opinions on estimates for repairs of air conditioning or heating systems or quotes for a new unit. If we can match or beat the price quoted by our competitor, we’d love to have your business. If the estimate you’ve already received is fair, we’ll let you know that, too.
We’re happy to give you expert and balanced advice on whether you should consider repairing or replacing your heating or cooling system. As a family-owned and run business, we’re interested in retaining you as a customer for a long time to come.