No air conditioning system will endure forever. If you make sure to schedule annual maintenance for your home’s AC and always have any repair issues taken care of promptly, you can expect a quality cooling system to last for 15 years, and sometimes more. But at some point you will need to schedule a replacement job with a professional. Here are 3 reasons that it may be time to make that call and have a new AC put in for your home:
1. Excessive age
We mentioned that 15 years is a good run for an air conditioning system. Although some air conditioners can reach 20 years without suffering from extreme losses in cooling power and efficiency, this is an exception rather than the rule. Once your air conditioner has hit its 15th birthday, it is a wise idea to call in an HVAC technician to consult about replacing it before it begins to drain power or experience numerous repair problems—or even an abrupt breakdown.
2. Overly expensive repairs… or too many repairs
Air conditioners on average experience 85% of their repair needs during the last two years of their service lives. An increase in repair problems from one (or none) a year usually means the AC is in that final stretch. If any single repair would cost half of the price to install a new unit, then it is more cost-effective to replace it with that unit.
4. Rising electrical bills
If you have had the same air conditioner for over a decade, you will have a good idea of how much you can expect to pay during the year to use it. When those costs start to increase for no visible reason in a system that’s more than 10 years old, it is probably the right time to replace it. You don’t want to spend the next few years paying 20%–50% more to cool your home than you should.
If you think that it is time to replace your air conditioning system in Bossier City, LA, call up the professionals at Hall’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration. We have more than 50 years of combined experience under one roof.