For any homeowners who have wondered recently if their air conditioning system needs to be replaced, this is the blog with some answers. Unfortunately, it can be incredibly difficult to know if a specific air conditioner is nearing replacement just through an online blog—but there are a few factors that all ACs in need of replacement have in common. Today, we’re going to talk about these factors and when might be the best time to start investing in a new unit.
For anyone out there who might need professional assistance, we urge customers to call us for their own evaluation. Our team will be able to pinpoint the issue and figure out the most affordable solution, whether it’s a replacement or a quick repair. We just want to make sure that anyone in need knows to call us for comprehensive air conditioning service in Westchester County, NY!
“How do I Know If My System Needs to Be Replaced?”
This is a good question but it’s one that ultimately will require a professional to evaluate. Any homeowners who are serious about replacement should think about calling a pro for a consultation. Otherwise, here are some general rules for recognizing a system that’s in need of replacement:
- Age. An air conditioner that reaches the 10–15 year mark will require replacement soon.
- Frequent repair needs. If an air conditioner requires constant repairs every year, then a good solution might be a replacement.
- An expensive issue. If a system’s compressor has broken down, depending on how bad the issue is or how expensive it would be to fix, it might be better to get the whole system replaced.
- Inefficiency. An extremely inefficient system isn’t worth the money to fix. Try looking at new replacements that are covered by tax credits, rebates, and other incentives.
“How Expensive Is AC Replacement?”
Air conditioning replacement can be an expensive investment depending on the size and type of system homeowners invest in. For instance, if someone is going to purchase a new heat pump unit, it’s going to cost more than a central air conditioner, especially if they’ve got a large amount of space or vaulted ceilings in their home.
The good news is that an AC replacement is more affordable than trying to repair an old system for years beyond its limit. Think of a replacement as an eventual cost and the earlier a homeowner invests in it (when the AC has reached the end of its lifespan) the better off they’ll be. A high-efficiency air conditioner that keeps the house comfortable is going to cost less than constantly repairing an old AC, and that’s the most important part of this equation!
“Can’t I Just Get My Air Conditioner Fixed?”
We’ll always perform repairs if a homeowner wants them. The customer is the boss, and if someone just wants a refrigerant leak patched or a component replaced, we’ll do it! But we’ll always be honest and tell homeowners the honest truth about what might benefit their budget the most and the best steps to take for the future.
So yes, call us if repairs are what’s needed, but replacement might be a good option too!
Call Yost & Campbell Heating, Cooling & Generators for comprehensive AC repair or replacement services.