If you have an older air conditioner, it can be tough to guess whether a problem is indicative of a failing system. Unless you have experience repairing air conditioning systems, it is not so clear whether an air conditioning issue means that it needs to be replaced. You hope repairs are possible, but you do not want to repair a system that will only break down again sometime soon. While only a contractor can tell you for sure, here are a few signs that air conditioning replacement may be the best option.
- The unit needs frequent repairs. If the repairs just seem to keep adding up, scheduling replacement may actually be more cost effective. The system may simply be too worn down to perform to its full potential, or you may not have the proper size of system for your home.
- Your energy bills have increased. Regular maintenance may keep your air conditioning system running efficiently. But at some point, the condition of the system will decline to the point that a tune-up is simply not enough to keep the parts in good condition, and they will require more and more energy to run. This is when replacement becomes necessary.
- The system is over 10 years old. We should be clear: old age does not always mean that the unit needs replacement. A good technician will always look for ways to repair the system before recommending replacement. However, if your unit is more than 10 years old, it may break down for good within the next couple of years, and replacing it early on can save you the trouble of a sudden failure.
If it does turn out that your air conditioner needs replacement, it doesn’t have to be a difficult ordeal. Work with skilled contractors to find a highly efficient ENERGY STAR certified air conditioning system, and you may be surprised by your monthly savings.
Call the professional technicians at Air on Demand for air conditioning repair or replacement in Miami, FL. Our experts will assess your system honestly and provide you with estimates for either service.