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When Is The Perfect Time To Replace An Air Conditioner?

Homeowners and landlords often find themselves in a dilemma of whether to repair or replace their AC units. If you want to save money, you'll obviously go for repairs. But how long can you keep doing the repairs? Your AC system will eventually reach a breaking point, and you'll have to replace it. So, when is the best time to get an air conditioning replacement?

The Repairs Are Too much 

Repairing your air conditioner every few weeks or months is a bad sign. Your AC unit is probably old, or some components are too old. If that's the case, using your money on air conditioning repairs would be unwise. You'll just be delaying or postponing the inevitable. So, instead of insisting on repairs, get an air conditioning replacement. It will cost more money, but you'll not regret it.

Your Energy Bills Keep Rising

A slight increase in your electricity bills shouldn't worry you. However, you should get concerned if your energy bills keep increasing. HVAC maintenance should keep your AC system performing well throughout. As a result, you won't ever have to fret about high energy bills.

So, if routine AC maintenance isn't helping to keep the bills down, there is a huge chance your air conditioner needs replacing. Surprisingly, you'll keep paying a lot of money on utilities until you get a new air conditioner.

Bad Air Quality

The air quality in your home should be pretty good every time you run an air conditioner. Unfortunately, air quality may drop if your air conditioner is old or has an issue. While you can attribute the drop in quality to dirty air filters or ductwork, it's possible for the issue to continue despite changing the filter and cleaning the ductwork. In that case, you may have to replace your unit and ductwork.

Unending Loud Noises

Modern air conditioning units are designed to operate quietly. So, an air conditioner becoming noisy is a huge disaster. It means you'll have to put up with the noises every time you switch on the AC system. Loud noises will become part of you unless you get the issues sorted out. You can ask an AC technician to sort out the problem. However, you may have to get a new AC unit if the issue continues after the repairs.

Other signs that should motivate you to replace the AC unit are:

  • The AC system runs too cold or too hot
  • Mold and mildew
  • You plan to sell the house
  • The AC unit is constantly running or shuts down often

For more information, contact a local air conditioning service