As we start to feel the temperature rising in the Las Vegas area, many of us are starting to think about our central air conditioning units and are wondering if they are are ready for the long hot summer ahead. No one wants to think that it may be time to replace their air conditioning system as this can be pricey, but sometimes it is the wiser choice. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to share some signs that may be present when it will serve you best to replace your air conditioner rather than repair it.
Age of Air Conditioner
If your AC system has been acting up, it may be time to sit and think about how old it is. When was it first installed in your home? The Department of Energy recommends that you replace your unit between 10-15 years. Of course, this number will depend on how you have maintained your system and how you have used it in the past. Even though these units are fairly durable, their components will inevitably start to break down over time and cause problems after they have reached about 10 years old.
Cost of AC Repair
If your AC isn’t working, you need to think about it before you just go ahead and repair the system again. After having the problem evaluated by an HVAC professional, you need to look at the quote for repairs and the cost of replacement. If the cost to repair the unit is going to cost more than half the cost of complete replacement, you are likely going to be better off replacing rather than repairing.
Increase in Cooling Energy Bills
One helpful thing about your energy bill is that there is usually a place where your current energy bill is compared to the year previous. You will likely see a little bit of an increase as energy prices are constantly changing and unfortunately climbing. However, you shouldn’t see a huge difference in what you paid last year when comparing it to your current bill. If you notice there is a steep increase in the cost, an older, less efficient AC system may be the culprit.
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While there are many factors that play a role in the overall comfort of your home, if you are having fluctuations in the temperature, it could a result in an AC system that isn’t working well and needs to be replaced. The issues that can cause this vary and some of them are much less expensive to repair than others. If you are facing a big problem that is causing discomfort in your home, it is time to have a professional at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning look at the problem and give you our professional recommendation as to whether or not repair is better or replacement is best. Call us today!