Certain signs indicate that it’s time to consider AC replacement. There are several reasons your air conditioner may need to be replaced. Your unit could be old and expensive to repair, or maybe it just isn’t working at optimum levels. However, you don’t always have to replace your air conditioner. What you thought was a major problem, could be a broken fan or clogged filter. A few tips should help you decide if it’s time to replace your AC.
When to Replace Your AC
If your AC hasn’t been replaced in more than 10-15 years, it’s advisable to replace it with a high-efficiency AC rather than spending more on repairs. Replacing an old unit could save you money in the long run through energy efficiency savings and lower repair costs associated with new units. Installing an energy efficient AC will also help to reduce electricity bills, protect the environment, and preserve natural resources. But, there are several factors to consider.
Make Sure It’s The Right Size
Determining the right size of AC replacement for your home is a crucial part of the selection process. Before making your choice, consult a reputable contractor to perform a load calculation based on industry accepted guidelines for properly sizing a unit for your home. A unit that’s too large will waste energy, overwork the electrical components of the system, and increase energy costs. Consequently, the life of your unit will be significantly reduced.
Hire a Reputable Contractor
Going for the cheapest bid can cost you more in the long run. Get a complete home evaluation and quote from professionals and ask for references. Check online reviews and ask your neighbors and friends for recommendations. You want to make sure the contractor is experienced, dependable, and competent for the job at hand. Facemyer Air Conditioning and Heating has highly trained and certified technicians who are ready to offer their services 24/7.