While many parts of the country are dealing with record-shattering cold spells, we’re enjoying the best of early spring weather. And because this is Arizona, extreme heat is just around the corner. Air conditioning systems are standing by in homes, ready to help. Or at least many of them are ready to help. Yours may not be. In fact, it may be ready to head to the recycling yard and a new system take its place.
If this is the case, you’ll definitely want to have a new air conditioning installation in Glendale, AZ before the big heat hits. Now is the right time to ask if your current air conditioning system needs to be replaced. We’re cooling experts in the area, so we’ve put together a list of situations where an AC probably needs a replacement.
Your AC is ready for a replacement assessment if…
It is more than 15 years old
This isn’t an absolute, but most air conditioning systems last from 10 to 15 years and aren’t expected to continue effectively for long after that. This is the point when the components of the system, regardless of how well the AC has been kept up, will wear down past usefulness. Even if your AC hasn’t shown other outward signs of deterioration, once it’s more than 15 years old, it’s a good idea to have it replaced before problems begin.
It needs repairs regularly
An air conditioner shouldn’t need to have repairs every year, and certainly not more than once a year. But if this is the situation you’ve dealt with over the past few summers, then your AC is too worn down to keep. Those repairs will add up to the point you’re paying more to keep the system running than to replace it with a new AC that won’t give you problems at all.
It costs far more to run than it once did
You can expect an air conditioner to cost a bit more to operate over the years you have it. However, the rise shouldn’t be more than 5% until the last two years of the system’s service life. When you notice it costs much more to cool your house through the summer than you’re used to, and repairs won’t correct the problem, it’s time to start fresh with an AC that has even better energy efficiency than your current one did when it was new.
You want a new high-efficiency system
Maybe you’re just interested in investing in a high-efficiency air conditioner with features like variable-speed fans and multi-stage compressors. These new air conditioners can provide more even cooling and run at lower sound volumes. There are many excellent options for new cooling systems, and we’re glad to help you find the best one for you. So if you want to make the switch, that’s a good enough reason for a replacement.
If you want help with the choice to replace your current AC, call us. We’ll help you discover your home’s ideal cooling future.
Cool Touch Air Conditioning and Heating is your HVAC Contractor in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Kick back and relax—we’ll keep you cool.