If so, then you really should be getting the ball rolling. No, we are not currently embroiled in the hottest weather of the year—and that is exactly the point. When it comes to replacing your air conditioner in Cedar Hill, NM, you really do not want to wait until that system is most needed. That will leave you open to a period of discomfort while your replacement is happening, and the fact is that this the time of the year when AC technicians are the busiest.
Now, we do understand this desire to continue using an AC until it gives out on you completely. While we certainly don’t recommend this approach, it makes sense that you’d want to get the most for your money before replacing that system. After all, you don’t want to replace your air conditioner prematurely, right? Today, we’ll share some tips to help you to determine if the time is right for an AC replacement before you have a broken down system to deal with.
Yes, Age Is a Factor (But Not Necessarily the Deciding Factor)
Modern air conditioning systems have gotten to be very reliable. No mechanical system, your air conditioner included, is going to last forever, though. However, chances are that a well-maintained air conditioner will last longer than its projected lifespan. So when should you choose to replace based on age?
Well, there are actually some situations in which replacing a relatively young air conditioner is going to be desirable. For those systems that are getting on in years, though, it helps to consider age in relation to a couple of other factors. While you don’t necessarily want to replace an aging system for that reason alone, it will help you to make some tough decisions when combined with the following points of consideration.
Is Your Air Conditioner Efficient?
Age is a big part of the picture when it comes to energy efficiency. Even if your system is still cooling your home effectively, it may simply be costing too much in doing so. Maybe your system is old enough that efficiency expectations were lower at the time of its manufacture. Maybe it is old enough that it’s simply not capable of operating as efficiently as it once did. In either event, an old system that is also inefficient is a good candidate for replacement.
Your newer AC may also be inefficient, though, and that means it’s still worth considering a replacement. Maybe you inherited a lower efficiency system when you bought your home. Maybe you skimped on efficiency when purchasing your system to save some money upfront. If you have the funds to do so now, replacing that system, despite its younger age, can really help you to save money in the long run.
How Reliable Is Your Air Conditioner?
As systems age out, they are going to start running into operational problems more frequently. That’s to be expected. You obviously don’t want to replace a system just because it needs the occasional repair. If your system is really proving unreliable, though, replacing it may make more sense than to continue dumping money into it, particularly if the system is already fairly old and likely doesn’t have much time left, anyway.
Schedule your AC replacement with Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Don’t waste your time with the run-around. Give us a call and let us do it right the first time!