The weather is going to really start to heat up soon. While keeping the windows open to let in a breeze may be a viable option right now, it won’t be a good idea for much longer. Soon you’ll be relying heavily on your air conditioner. But is your system going to be able to perform the way you need it to?
While an older air conditioner may still be able to provide some comfort to your home, it won’t offer nearly the same advantages as an updated system. This is why, when your system meets certain criteria, it is a good idea to select a new AC and schedule an AC installation in South Miami, FL.
What are the criteria? Read on to find out and see if you should reach out to us about replacing your air conditioner.
When To Upgrade Your Air Conditioner
Has the time come for an AC upgrade? If you meet any of the following criteria, we’d encourage you to at least start preparing to get a new system sooner than later.
Your air conditioner is between 10-15+ years old
Age can be a big defining factor for your air conditioner. An AC that is only a few years old is likely able to still be repaired if it has started to act up. However, if you know that your system is over 10 years old, you should prepare for getting an upgrade in the near future. In the case of an AC that is 15+, we’d suggest booking a replacement ASAP. Even if your AC still functions, a system of this age won’t have the efficiency or effectiveness that a newer unit might.
Your AC uses an outdated refrigerant type
Refrigerant is the lifeblood of your air conditioner. However, even refrigerant changes over the years. An air conditioner that still uses a refrigerant type that is no longer being produced will be egregiously expensive or impossible to “recharge” (refill) if it springs a refrigerant leak. Talk to a technician about your refrigerant type and see if you would benefit from an upgrade.
The system needs repairs each year, or even more frequently
Repairs are inevitable but they shouldn’t be frequent. If your air conditioner has begun to require repairs on a yearly basis, or even more often than that, it means your system is on its way out. Even the best expert won’t be able to help an AC that is on its last leg–but they can help you get a new system in place before your old one stops functioning entirely.
Repairs have become far too expensive.
Another big indicator that your AC is on its way out is when its repairs become far too pricey. A good way to tell if this is the case is to see if the price of a repair could pay for half or more of the price of a new system. If yes, then you need a new air conditioner.
Need help getting a new air conditioner into your home? Whether you are sticking with the current type of system you have or you are thinking of trying a different one, you need a professional to help you.