When Should You Replace Your Home Air Conditioning System
Your home air conditioner is one of the more costly investments. Additionally, it is one of the most used appliances. An efficient air conditioning system will keep you and your family comfortable year-round. Consequently, you will save money on your electric bill. So, when do you know that its time to replace the AC system rather than try and get it repaired? Our comfort specialists at Majestic AC will help you make the best-informed decision. They will help you determine repairs or replacement. Conversely, they will have a conversation with you why a replacement is in your best interest.
Your air conditioning system is over 10-15 years old, consider replacing your home air conditioning system.
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) recommends the residential air conditioners replacement every 10-15 years. Most air conditioning systems are pretty durable. Components will start to break. After ten years, you will notice more and more parts being replaced. Trying to piece parts together for older systems through replacement parts can lower their efficiency. At some point, it makes sense to replace the entire air conditioning system.
Additionally, older air conditioners use an outdated refrigerant that may be harmful to the environment. A new high-efficiency air conditioner will use environmentally safe refrigerant as well as lowering your electric bill.
Your AC repair costs are more than half the cost of home air conditioner replacement
All air conditioning systems need repair and maintenance from time to time. If your air conditioner requires more repairs especially expensive parts like the condenser or coil, it may be a better investment to replace your air conditioning system. This will save you money in the long run from lowered energy costs and repairs.
You see spikes in your electric bill, consider replacing your home air conditioner
Your home air conditioning system uses the most electricity of all your home appliances. This is especially true in the hot months. Advanced electric bills can even tell you which appliance is using the most energy. If you see that your electric bill just keeps getting higher and higher, then it may be time to consider replacing the system. Higher energy costs by your HVAC unit usually means it has to run more to cool your home.
Proper AC maintenance over the years will prolong the lifespan of the air conditioning system. Replacing your AC with a high-efficiency system can lower your electric bill by 20% or more.
If you see more dust in your home or have poor air quality
In addition to cooling your home, your residential air conditioning system also improves the air quality. A newer system has modern methods to remove dust and allergens. Is more dust accumulating on your furniture and shelves? It may be time to consider replacing your air conditioner with a modern, high efficiency air conditioning system. At the very least, have a HVAC technician come out and see why the AC is not working efficiently to remove dust from the air or control the humidity.
Contact Majestic AC Team Today
If you feel that your current air conditioner is just not doing its job, maybe its time to get it checked. Majestic AC can send a comfort specialist that will perform a series of tests to see how your HVAC is performing and the issues it may have. We will recommend repairs if that is all that is needed. In the event that its time to replace the old air conditioner, our comfort specialist will provide you with options that fit your lifestyle and budget.