Air Conditioning Services in Englewood
Quality Comfortable in Manasota Key
As a family-owned and operated business since 2005, Smothers Brothers Air Conditioning cares about the quality of your comfort. Our expert team provides AC repair, installation, and maintenance, so we are your one-stop shop for all HVAC services. We treat our customers like family with 24/7 emergency service, payment plans, free estimates, and team members that speak multiple languages.
For expert air conditioning services in Englewood, Call us today at (941) 474-4966 and schedule your free estimate!
Should I Repair or Replace My HVAC?
Your AC may last 15-20 years based on weather and regular maintenance. However, many warranties expire after ten years. If you haven’t kept up with maintenance on your unit, the loss of a warranty is the first sign it’s time for a new system.
Here are a few other indications it’s time to replace instead of repair:
- High utility bills
- Frequent and costly repairs
- New technology
As your unit ages, they lose efficiency, causing them to work harder and increase operating costs. A higher utility bill may be hard to notice as the change will be small and incremental at first. Compare a bill from the year before and see how much your costs have increased. Loss of efficiency and age puts your unit at a higher risk for costly repairs that you could be stuck paying for without a warranty. Don’t pay for a repair that costs half of the unit’s worth as a rule of thumb. If you’ve experienced multiple repairs in a short amount of time, they should add up to no more than the cost of a new unit, approximately $5,000.
HVAC units are constantly being improved for better efficiency, quieter operation, and more bells and whistles. If you could benefit from a new unit that allows you to operate it from your phone or includes air purifying technology, it may be time to upgrade. Trust our team for expert air conditioning services in Englewood if you need help deciding between a repair or replacement.
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How Often Should I Maintenance My AC?
Without regular tune-ups, your air conditioner becomes more susceptible to repairs, worn-out parts, and loss of efficiency. Typically, your units should be serviced biannually, once in the fall and again in the spring. This helps your air conditioner stay clean and allows our technicians to notice aging parts that might need to be replaced. Professionals should inspect your unit twice a year.
Things you can do to maintain your unit include:
- Change the filter: Dust and debris that are found in the air are often caught by an HVAC filter. These last between one to three months before they need to be changed. If you have pets, or family members who suffer from allergies, changing the filter more often could reduce pet dander and pollen in your home.
- Clean the condenser: Your air conditioner’s condenser is outside and often exposed to weather, branches, leaves, and dirt. Keep the area around your condenser free of greenery that can fall into your unit and cause damage. Also, check regularly for pests like squirrels or mice that can chew on wiring and create shortages.
- Clear your drain: Condensate drains clog up the most in the spring and fall when you stop using your air conditioner. With less operation and higher moisture, algae, mold, and mildew can grow in your drains and cause blockages and poor air quality. Pour a cup of vinegar down your drain between seasons to prevent this problem. Otherwise, call our team for long-term solutions when you need air conditioning services in Englewood.
We want your HVAC units to last a long time with our expert repair, maintenance, and installation. For peace of mind that the job is done right, trust Smothers Brothers Air Conditioning.
Ductless Mini-Split Systems
Mini-split AC systems allow for a flexible control option for properties without ductwork or for customers who would prefer a more energy efficient, zoned approach to cooling rooms throughout their homes. The units, comprised of an outdoor compressor or air condenser attached to an indoor air-handling unit, are small and placed in specific rooms throughout the property. This means that you do not have to waste energy on cooling rooms that are not in use, which saves your money on your monthly utility bills. You also save money because energy is not lost in ductwork.
Don’t wait for a problem to arise before maintaining your system! Schedule your free estimate by calling us at (941) 474-4966 or filling out our online contact form.
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Hear It From Our Customers
“Mike Larson was a pleasure to see again and was very congenial while being thorough in his inspection of our air handler. Thanks, Mike!” Janet L.