One way—and the easiest way—of knowing you need a new AC system is if your current one has stopped working completely, and cannot be repaired. However, in a perfect world, you’d like to know when you need AC installation before that point. Here are three tips for assessing whether or not it’s time for you to call the experts at ABC Cooling and Heating.
Your air conditioner is more than 10 years old
With proper maintenance and care, some air conditioners can last twenty years or longer! However, most air conditioners last between 10 to 15 years. Just because your air conditioner just turned 10 doesn’t mean that you need to put it in the trash; first, call ABC to see if we can repair or maintain your system and help you get the most mileage possible out of it. However, if your air conditioner is now more than a decade old, you may want to have the idea of replacement in the back of your mind for the future.
Your air conditioner has needed multiple repairs during that time
Air conditioners are much like cars: your mileage may vary, and the age of the AC system may not matter as much as the number of repairs it needs on an annual basis. For example, a 7-year-old air conditioner may be far newer than a 14-year-old air conditioner, but if the latter needs no repairs while the former needs two repairs per summer, it may make more sense to replace the younger system.
In fact, make it an economic equation. If each repair on that 7-year-old AC system is costing you a certain amount of money per year, how many years would it take for the cost of continuing to run that air conditioner to “catch up” to the cost of a new air conditioner. Of course, you should also take into account…
You need long-term energy bill relief
Of course, repairs aren’t the only thing that is costing you money every month. Simply running your air conditioner comes with a huge electricity bill, and the less efficient your system is, the higher that bill is going to be.
Even leaving out aging, today’s air conditioners have technical and mechanical advancements that allow them to operate more effectively than their predecessors. By trading out your current AC system for a new one, you could reap those energy savings. Take this into your cost calculation when you’re working out if a new AC system can save you money.
When it’s time for a new AC, call ABC
If you’re ready to upgrade from an old air conditioner to a new one, give the professionals at ABC Cooling and Heating a call. We’ll come do a free, in-home evaluation to let you know what your energy options are, and what systems match your home and your family’s energy needs. We’re a Carrier Factory-Authorized Dealer, which means we carry some of the most advanced systems in the industry. You can be sure that you’re going to get an AC unit that matches your home.
Ready to get started? Give us a call today to learn about our new AC systems and our financing offers for customers with approved credit.