If you’re thinking about buying a new air conditioner, spring is the perfect time to do it. You don’t want to deal with an AC installation during the summer when the temperatures are at their hottest. Upgrading your old air conditioner to a newer model is an investment that pays for itself through lower energy bills and reduced repair costs. Read on to learn four signs it’s time to replace your AC system with a newer model.
Higher Cooling Costs
Compare your cooling bills from the last five years. Have they increased without your energy prices rising? That’s a sign that your air conditioner is working overtime to cool your home, and you’re not maximizing every energy dollar you spend.
More Frequent Repairs
An AC system that works overtime will strain itself to cool your home to your desired temperature. That added stress will eventually result in breakdowns. If you’ve needed more AC repairs in recent years, it’s time to think about a replacement.
R-22 Refrigerant Use
Does your air conditioner use R-22 refrigerant? This refrigerant is ozone depleting, and it’s no longer legal for HVAC professionals to handle it. Upgrade to an AC system that uses R-410 refrigerant, which is safer for the environment.
System is 10 Years Old
If your air conditioning system is nearing 10 years old, now’s the time to start planning for a replacement. With regular AC maintenance, you can get up to 15 efficient years out of your unit. After that, it’s time to replace it.
Do you need help selecting the right air conditioning system for your home and comfort needs? Seek professional assistance to pick a unit that maximizes every energy dollar you spend to cool your home. Contact Cutler Heating and Air at 850-208-3298 for expert service. We carry and install the most efficient AC systems available.
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