Is It Time To Replace Air Conditioning System?

Knowing When To Install A New Air Conditioner

No time is a good time to have to replace your Air Conditioner, but hands-down, the middle of summer is the worst. But face it, the average lifespan of an air conditioning system is about 15-20 years for a more modern, energy-efficient unit and 10-12 years for an older one. With that in mind, you can calculate how old your existing unit is and if it’s entering the end of its lifecycle, begin planning for a new one. One guaranteed way to extend the life of your AC is to be diligent about seasonal maintenance. Keeping your AC in peak working condition will help you survive hot, humid Ohio summers, but eventually, you’ll need to replace it. You’ll not only be more comfortable, but you’ll experience reduced energy bills.

Here are some signs that it’s time to start thinking about replacing your AC:

Your AC Frequently Breaks Down

As previously stated, sticking to a maintenance schedule will prevent costly breakdowns and repairs. However, in some cases, especially with an aging unit, you’ll need to just bite the bullet and replace it. This is especially true if you’re frequently placing service calls and spending a lot of money on stop-gap repairs.

Your Home Doesn’t Feel Cool

Do you need to keep setting your thermostat lower and lower to feel any relief? If the air inside your home feels tepid at best and the AC runs and runs, it’s probably approaching the end of its run. There are only so many repairs that can take place before it’s time to give up and stop wasting money on repairs and utility bills.

Increased Energy Bills

Are your energy bills getting higher and higher? If you’re paying more each month and your home still isn’t cool, then something is wrong. Again, this could point to an AC system that’s wearing out and it’s going to cost more to constantly repair it than it would be to replace it.

An Air Conditioning Partner You Can Trust

There are plenty of other reasons why you might need a new air conditioner. If you’ve added on to your home, then your current system might not be the right size to provide proper cooling throughout the new addition. Or maybe you want to switch to a more energy-efficient system. Whatever your reason, when the time comes to replace your AC, reach out to the Air Conditioning specialists at CARE Heating and Cooling, Inc. Call (614) 841-1555 or use our online contact form. We’ll discuss your cooling needs and help you select the modern, energy-efficient AC system that’s just right for your home.