Is it time to repair your AC system or have it replaced?

It’s a fact, even the most well-maintained AC system will ultimately have to be repaired or replaced. But how do you know when it’s time to have it simply repaired? Or if there’s a bigger decision to be made about having it replaced?

If you answer yes to any of the following questions about your AC system, contact us today and our team of experts can help you decide if it needs repairs or if it’s time to have it replaced.

How old is your AC system? – Generally, central air conditioning systems have a lifespan of 10-15 years. After the system reaches its 10th birthday, make sure that it is maintained very regularly, at least with an annual tune-up to keep it in good condition. Newer systems also use refrigerants that are better for the environment and more widely available in case of replacement.

Are your home cooling costs rising? – An aging AC system runs less effectively and efficiently, which could increase utility bills during the summer months because more energy is being used to maintain the same temperature and comfort level throughout your home. A new central AC system could save you money in the long run, even with the upfront cost of purchase and installation.

Is your AC system running too loud?
The latest central AC systems are designed to run as quietly as possible. If you start hearing buzzing or rattling noises inside the house, your indoor unit’s inner coil system could be broken or malfunctioning. The duct system may also not be large enough for your system. To resolve these issues, always consult a professional technician.

Are temperatures and humidity inconsistent in different areas of your home?
This is a sign that your central air system may require maintenance or replacement. Regardless of the temperature, a properly functioning AC system should keep your home dry and cool throughout.

Is there more dust inside your home?
If you notice that dust builds up quickly throughout the house — especially after cleaning — it may be a sign that your central air conditioning system or ductwork needs not just a required cleaning, but potentially some repairs or even replacement.

Our team is more than happy to help you with the big decision of either having your current AC system repaired or replaced. If you realize that it is time to get a new AC system, our experts will consult with you to determine the best one for your home and your budget.

Keep in mind, that while installing a new AC system may come with a hefty price tag, it is an investment. It can pay for itself and benefit you in the long term by saving more money every year on energy costs and adds value to your home.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you with all your home cooling needs.