Oaks Heat & Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Installation’

Why Size Really Does Matter When Installing Air Conditioning

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Are you looking to replace your air conditioner this spring? Or perhaps you are installing an AC system for the first time. You may have heard that the bigger the air conditioner is, the better it will perform. This is, unfortunately, a very common myth among Texas homeowners. We can see why you might assume that a state such as ours would need huge AC systems, as they have a very big job to do. But the fact of the matter is that if a system is too big, it has to work too hard and ends up cycling on and off quickly—a process called short-cycling—to compensate for its large size.

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Should You Replace Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Weather has already begun to warm up in McKinney, TX and soon enough spring will be here. If you’ve noticed any troubling symptoms with your cooling system, you may be wondering if it’s time to replace your unit. Even if your system is well-maintained, the typical lifespan of an air conditioning system is 10-15 years. This will vary based on how often you use your air conditioner, in addition to other factors. However we’ve listed some strong signs that your AC may be reaching the end of its lifecycle below.

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