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3 Reasons You Need an AC Replacement

air-conditioning-repairIt’s one thing no homeowner wants to hear – it’s time to replace your air conditioning system. And there’s good reason for this as a new AC system can require a significant financial investment, one that you probably weren’t planning (or wanting!) to make any time soon. You shouldn’t wait, however, until your old system completely gives up the ghost on its own. Instead, while a new system isn’t cheap, there will be signs when your old system is starting to cost you more than it should, and you can avoid these ongoing expenses by going with a new AC.

Reasons You Need an AC Replacement

Remember: Just because you have one problem with your AC doesn’t necessarily mean you need an AC replacement. If you’re unsure about the cost-to-benefit ratio of a new system versus your current one based on the reasons below, you should consult with your local AC experts to decide on the best option for you.

1. Rising Monthly Bill

If you notice your monthly electricity bills are increasing – especially during the summer when your AC unit is running more frequently – that is likely a sign your unit is operating less efficiently and is therefore having to work harder to cool your home. Perhaps this can be fixed with some routine maintenance, perhaps not. Either way, you’ll want a professional to inspect your system to determine the problem as well as the range of available solutions.

2. Frequent & Expensive Repairs

Even worse than a higher-than-expected monthly bill is when your AC unit begins requiring repairs more often. Sure, nothing operates maintenance free, but if your AC is having to be worked on more frequently than every 1-2 years, that could be a sign it’s time to invest in a new one. Replacing a compressor or evaporator coil can cost over a thousand dollars, so before you invest too much in your old system, you might want to apply that money toward a new one.

3. System Past Its Prime

AC systems have a lifetime of 10-15 years. You might be able to nurse one along a little longer than that, but it’s not going to be worth your while. New AC units must have a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) rating of 13 or greater, and older systems usually have a lower SEER rating which makes them more expensive to operate. Plus, an older unit may also be using Freon, which has become more expensive as it’s being replaced by the new refrigerant R-410A.

Maintaining Your New AC

If you do decide you need an AC replacement, you’ll also want to protect this investment and have it run as efficiently as possible. One of the best ways to do this is with a regularly scheduled maintenance program. Let our trained professionals keep your system running smoothly so you don’t have to break a sweat.

Contact At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air for AC replacement in Salt Lake City today!

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