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Is 2024 the Year for a New Air Conditioner?

If your air conditioner experienced a lot of problems last summer, 2024 may be the time for an upgrade. The question is, how do you know when your air conditioner has reached the end of its life? You can keep reading to learn more about the signs that it’s time to replace your current AC with a newer model.

Then give our team a call when you’re ready to schedule an assessment for your air conditioning install in Winter Springs. We can help you with everything from selecting the new air conditioner you want to installing it and even completing maintenance and repairs over its lifespan.

Current AC Age

Is your current air conditioner nearing or even past the 15-year mark? If so, there’s a good chance that it is time to replace the unit. The average air conditioner will usually last between 10 and 15 years. If you moved into your house after the AC was already in place, you may not know exactly how old it is. In this case, you can refer to the labels on the indoor portion of your unit for a date or complete a search online using the serial number.

Even if you think your air conditioner is still working great, it’s worth having it assessed to see whether or not it’s nearing time for an upgrade. Air conditioners tend to see a spike in repair needs as they get older and they also lose energy efficiency. It’s better to get ahead of the curve before you face an emergency replacement because your air conditioner stops working.

Frequent or Expensive Repairs

No matter how old your air conditioner is, frequent or expensive repairs can indicate that it’s time for a replacement. If these repair needs pop up while your manufacturer’s warranty is still active, usually through 10 years, then repairs and replacement costs may be covered. 

If your air conditioner is outside of that warranty period, the costs are left for you to cover. In this case, you have to weigh the cost of repairs versus the cost of a total AC replacement. In many cases, it may make more sense to go ahead and put money into a brand-new air conditioner rather than repairing an already outdated system.

High Energy Costs

It’s also a red flag if you have high energy costs. It’s possible that your energy bill gets a little more expensive each month or that you see a single significant spike. Either way, increasing energy costs without explanation is concerning. 

Our team can check out your unit to see if outstanding problems are causing the lack of efficiency. Sometimes there are things we can fix. Other times, your AC is simply at the age where the loss of efficiency is expected, usually in the last couple of years of the lifespan. 

Call Facemyer Air Conditioning and Heating if you need a new air conditioner in your home. Exceeding Your Expectations With Comfort!

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