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Should I Replace or Repair My Air Conditioner Equipment?

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If you’ve ever found yourself wondering, should I repair or replace my air conditioner? How long will my air conditioning last?
Those are questions everyone has pondered at some point. Now, I will answer all the important questions regarding air conditioning replacement vs. repairing the old unit.
There are a lot of good reasons to replace an air conditioner, but it should never be your only choice, as everything can be fixed. If old things couldn’t be retro-fitted or repaired there would be no antique cars on the road. And there are plenty of those, that being said it may not be a good idea to repair an old unit or there may be numerous other reasons that might make replacing the old ac system with a newer model. Newer model air conditioners have come a long way in technology, in ways of efficiency and comfort.

Good reasons to replace an air conditioner are:

1. If you are paying too much in power – Today a new air conditioner can lower a power bill by so much that in some cases, we can finance a new system for $80 a month and then we lower the power bill by $100 which is like saving $20 a month and getting a new system and warranty. If you are one of the ones paying too much in power than keeping your old system is a waste, it’s just math.

2. Your unit is 12 or more years old – Technology has come a long way in 12 years we can make your home 10 times more comfortable with stable temperatures using new 2 stage technology. And energy efficiency has doubled in 12 years.

3. You have a bad compressor and your system is over 8 years old – Compressors are very expensive and are the hearts of air conditioners. If your compressor fails consider replacement as some compressors are 50% the cost of a whole new system and the new system would have 5 or 10 years warranty vs. a 1 year warranty on a replacement compressor. And after a replacement compressor, the new one usually doesn’t last as long as the original because any blockage or other failing parts are already worn starting on day one of your new compressors life.

4. Your coil is rusted – If your coils start rusting and leaking, fixing a leak is only a Band-Aid as rust means another leak will occur guaranteed.

5. Your home has hot or cold rooms – If you have rooms that are always hotter or cooler than other rooms certain times a year, it may be caused by improper duct balancing or from an improperly sized air conditioner. Either way consider this when deciding whether to repair or replace?

6. If your air conditioner takes r-22 Freon you may want to consider replacement – The E.P.A. has deemed r-22 Freon deadly to the ozone. New systems are using r-410A which is ozone safe but also a new r-410A system will blow colder air for less electricity making it the green choice for many reasons. R-22 systems are coming more costly to repair due to the difficulty and price of obtaining r-22 after the government regulations.
I won’t make a list for why to keep your old unit because; if none of the reasons above apply to you then you should just fix or keep your old unit. But when faced with a decision to repair or replace you should simply know all the benefits of replacement and then decide if it makes sense to you at that time.

The benefits to a new air conditioner are:

A new air conditioner can lower the energy consumption by as much as 60% depending on your situation.

A variable speed system will circulate air through the entire home eliminating the need for fans and it will do it with only 80 watts of power.

A Variable speed system even out temperatures from room to room – imagine never having a hot spot, room or flash.

A new unit is quiet

New systems come with 10 year warranties

There you have it, replacing an air conditioner can benefit you by providing a more stable temperature in the home and lowering a power bill by 60% but if your air conditioner is already installed right and all your rooms are same temperature and your power bills are already low then you’re in good shape. But don’t forget to get a routine maintenance check-up because if your machine is ok now, we want to keep it that way.


This post was written by Luis | July 22, 2018


The Fresh-Aire UV Light reduces odors, toxic chemical vapors, germs and mold in your home.

A lot of people ask, “Does the UV light produce smells”. Well the answer is yes, some brands do for a short period of time after being newly installed. However, the brand we offer does not produce any noticeable smell after install.

The FRESH-AIRE UV light is installed in the duct-work of your central air system and is designed to help reduce odors, toxic chemical vapors, germs and mold in your home.

Detox the air in your home and protect you and your loved ones from:

How does the UV Light work?

By removing airborne contaminants as the air is circulated by the central HVAC system. Using a proprietary absorption media to capture VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) then reduces the captured constituents through an innovative photo-cytaltic oxidation process (PCO) which breaks them down into elemental carbon dioxide and water vapor.

Toxic airborne compounds are captured in the photo-catalytic carbon matrix

As odors and chemical contaminants circulate through your air handling system, the ultraviolet light unit utilizes a highly absorptive carbon media which captures these contaminants, removing them from the air stream, much like a sponge absorbs water.

The toxic molecules are broken down into simple water vapor and CO2

During the off cycles of the air handler the UV Light self-regenerating photo-catalytic oxidation process breaks down the captured contaminants and frees up the carbon cell to be able to capture additional airborne VOC’s and odors.

UV Light limits the spead of bio-contaminants like mold and viruses

In addition to the units system’s ability to absorb airborne VOCs, the UV light helps to maintain the cleanliness of your central ac system by shining on the duct-work, cooling coils, heat strips and blowers that are prone to biological growth that can contaminate and clog the system.

UV-C Light Kills Germs

For over a century scientists have known that certain frequencies of light have a devastating effect on microbial life. We now know that exposure to ultraviolet light in the range of 254 NM (UV-C band) disrupts the DNA of micro-organisms, thus preventing them from reproducing, thereby effectively killing them.

The Science of Clean Air

Over time mold can build up on cooling coils. this is a health risk that robs the air system of efficiency and requires cleaning with chemicals. The germicidal UV light inside kills mold and keeps the coil and air system interior clean.

Recent studies have shown that the level of invisible airborne organic chemical and odor contaminates in our indoor air is generally two to five times higher then the levels found outdoors. while some of these substances merely smell bad, others can be extremely harmful.

these contaminates, known as Volatile Organic Compounds are carbon-based chemicals that easily evaporate at room temperature. The unique technology inside the Fresh-Arie UV helps to eliminate VOCs, making your home a safer and more pleasant place to live.

Common Sources of VOCs Include:

We look forward to discussing your home air quality with you.


This post was written by Luis | June 12, 2018


A Simple Hvac Heating and Cooling System Duct Test Can Save You Money

Two-thirds of all homes have leaky ducts that go undetected. These leaks can cause your energy bill to go up and affect the comfort and air quality inside your home. The good news is, repairing leaky ducts is often fairly easy and inexpensive, especially with FPL’s and Aloha Air Conditioning’s help. Here’s what you need to know about your ductwork to avoid wasting energy and money.

1. What are leaky ducts?

2.  What can you do?

3.  How does it work?

– Up to $154.00 per central A/C system for single-family detached homes.

– $60.00 for multi-family, single-family attached homes, manufactured and mobile homes.

4.  What are the qualifications for a Duct System Test?

5. How do you participate?


This post was written by Luis | May 17, 2018


Reduce Energy, Save Money, and

You don’t have to choose efficiency or comfort. You should have both!

In fact, properly designed, installed and maintained heating and cooling systems will reduce your costs, lower your carbon footprint, and keep you and your family comfortable and healthy all year long. It all comes down to hiring the right professionals to do the right job. That’s what you get when you hire Aloha Air because we are committed to professional contracting and high-quality, high-efficiency heating and cooling systems in homes and buildings of all kinds.


This post was written by Luis | May 2, 2018


Air Conditioning HVAC Freon Leak Repair Specialist

Aloha Air Conditioning is proud to have a team of qualified Freon leak repair service technicians that are properly licensed, insured and have preformed HVAC system high pressure test since 1982.

When an air conditioning system has been found to be low on refrigerant. (freon). The technician will charge the system with refrigerant and check the equipment for leaks at the accessible pipe joints along with tightening of all fittings. However, should no leak be evident at that time. You now have options available to you such as:

  1. Let the system run with the added refrigerant charge until such time leak becomes larger and we are able to pinpoint the location of the freon leak.

    (WARNING: Running an ac system low on refrigerant can cause damage to the equipment. Aloha Air Conditioning, Inc. cannot be held responsible for any damages resulting from this decision.)

  2. Install freon leak detector seal, this product is installed in the A/C system pipes and will often times seal small freon leaks. Please note: This product is an inexpensive attempt to seal a leak but is NOT always 100% effective on sealing all refrigerant leaks. This product cannot seal large leaks and there is NO guarantee this will solve your freon leak repair problem.

    (WARNING: Running an ac system low on refrigerant can cause damage to the equipment. Aloha Air Conditioning, Inc. cannot be held responsible for any damages resulting from this decision.)

  3. This should be performed if the A/C system has a history of freon leak repairs. Perform a high pressure test which requires the isolation of the air handler unit, both liquid and suction refrigerant pipes and condenser.

The air handler, condenser, liquid and suction refrigerant pipes will be put under 300 pounds of nitrogen pressure and left for a period of time. (The normal time range is 24 to 48 hours.) Then the technician will return to determine which section of the piping has low pressure and repair or replace the leaking area and recharge the system. While this is the proper way to resolve freon leak repair problems, it is also more labor and material intensive.

We look forward to helping you through the process of correctly diagnosing and resolving your air conditioning systems problem.

Don’t wait to set your appointment. Call 855-88-ALOHA to schedule a certified service technician to diagnose your A/C unit and recommend the proper actions to take in dealing with your air conditioning system Freon leak repair.

We look forward to hearing all your thoughts about our website please comment below before you go.


This post was written by Luis | April 18, 2018


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