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When Should I Replace My Air Conditioner?

Replacing an old air conditioner for a brand new one can save you time and money in the long run. Using an air conditioner past its lifespan can lead to increased energy consumption and monthly utility bills. A failed system can also leave you stuck without cool air in a heatwave. However, many homeowners struggle to determine the right time to invest in a new air conditioning system. Here are a few signs that it is time to replace your old A/C unit with a more efficient new one.

Your Air Conditioner is Over a Decade Old

An average air conditioner that is well taken care of regularly lasts about 10 – 15 years. If your A/C system has surpassed this span, you may want to consider a new unit. If you wait until the system fails completely, you may be left in the dead of summer with an unbearably hot home.

Your Air Conditioner is Not Cooling Properly

The most significant sign that your air conditioner needs to be replaced is when you notice your home is not getting cool like it used to. Old A/C units have a difficult time reaching and maintaining your desired temperature during the summer. Rather than spending money on repairing a dying A/C, the most logical solution to this issue is to invest in a more efficient system.

The Repairs Cost More Than a New System

Old air conditioning units are prone to frequent breakdowns or other maintenance issues. Continuous service calls to your HVAC contractor can lead to expensive bills that add up over time. Eventually, you will reach a point where the repairs cost more than an entirely new system.  The wise financial decision is to invest in a healthy, new system.

Your Energy Bill is Higher Than Usual

Old A/C units tend to exert more energy trying to cool the home to the correct temperature. The strain on the air conditioning system can lead to your energy bills becoming much higher than they were in the past. There are several new options available that can help lower your energy bill, such as high-efficiency air conditioners.  

Contact One Call HVAC 

If you are noticing any of the signs mentioned above, we suggest you start looking into a new A/C system. One Call HVAC is here to install a new air conditioning system in your residential property anywhere on the South Shore. We are happy to give you our professional advice and a free estimate for your new system.  

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