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How to know when to replace your Air Conditioning
Knowing when to repair or replace an AC system can be a financial balancing act between taking money to fix what you already have, or investing in a completely new and more efficient system.
A number of warning signs will pop up to let you know it’s time for a complete HVAC overhaul:
The need for frequent air conditioner repairs – One of the most obvious signs that it’s time for air conditioning replacement is the need for constant air conditioner repairs, especially when those repairs get progressively more expensive. Sure you can patch up your AC every time it breaks down, but it won’t be long until you must replace it completely. While it may cost more money for new central air installation upfront, you are saving money by eliminating the need for continuously costly repair.
Temperature inconsistencies – Temperature inconsistencies in your home is another sign that it may be time for AC replacement. If there are rooms in your home that can’t stay cool while you have rooms that are releasing too much air, you may have one of three problems;air conditioner malfunction, poor insulation, or issues with the duct work.
An aging air conditioner – The most common reason that people need air conditioner repair happens to also be one of the simplest; your air conditioner is just old! Most air conditioners are not designed to last more than roughly 10 years. Once your AC gets much older than that, you will need to consider air conditioner replacement sooner than later. Replacing an aging and worn out air conditioner can actually have a number of benefits including increased energy efficiency (resulting in lower electric bills), improved indoor air quality, and reduced carbon emissions. Not to mention cutting down on any heating repair service when the cold temperatures hit.