Summer weather isn’t for a weak cooling system. The high heat and humidity can take their toll on a highly effective system. For an older AC, this season can be the “straw that breast the camel’s back” as the saying goes.
So you may currently be facing a less-than-welcome situation with your air conditioner. The weather may have made an unpleasant reality a lot more apparent. This may be the last summer you can use your current air conditioning in Columbus, OH.
Here are the warning signs that may tell you it is time to start planning a system replacement.
4 Indicators That Its Time For an AC Replacement
Not sure if you can make it through another year with your current air conditioner? Here are the signs that will alert you to when you do need a replacement for your AC unit.
1. Your air conditioner is in its “teens”
The age of your air conditioner can be one of the easiest ways to figure out if you need a system replacement.
An air conditioner that is below 10 years old is likely to be able to make it through several more years with maintenance and repairs. On the other hand, if your air conditioner is breaching 10 to 15 years old, then you are better off getting your system replaced. This is especially true if you are combining that older age with operational issues.
2. AC repairs have become a yearly occurrence
How often do you need repairs for your air conditioner? Ideally, with regular maintenance, you should only need repairs every few years at the most. However, if you notice that you need repairs every year or even multiple times a year, it means that your AC unit is on its way out.
3. Repair bills have you rethinking your budget
Maybe repairs aren’t any more frequent than usual but you’ve received a repair bill that makes you wonder if you can’t get by without the use of your system for the rest of the season. This isn’t a good sign. Overly expensive repair bills can indicate your system needs to be replaced rather than repaired.
Remember, if the cost of repairs could pay for half or more of the price of a new system, then you are better of just upgrading.
4. The system is unable to cool the home correctly anymore
You need an air conditioner that can cool your home. If your system has gotten the right services and still isn’t cooling your home, then it means you are paying too much money for a defunct AC unit. Upgrade to an air conditioner that performs as an actual air conditioner.
What Are Your Options?
Don’t fall into the trap of thinking you have to stay with the same type of system that you had before. You have a pretty good range of options to choose from these days. Consider the benefits that systems like heat pumps or ductless units can provide for your home too.
The service guys in the purple trucks will help keep you cool. Schedule your system replacement with Paramount Heating & Air today.