Replacing Your Air Conditioner – When Is It Time To Say Goodbye?

Written by Mark Maxon on . Posted in Blog, Heating and Air Conditioning

The warm summer months are upon us, and it’s time to start thinking about the air conditioning system in your home. Is your air conditioner in good enough shape to get you through the summer comfortably? How can you tell if it’s not? Is it better to simply repair your current system or replace it altogether?

Is It Time To Say Goodbye?

Probably the most obvious evidence that it’ time to replace your HVAC system is irregularity in temperature and lack of temperature control. If you’re uncomfortable, something needs to be done. Many factors could cause irregularities such as one or more rooms being extremely cool while others get no cool air, including problems with ducts and air flow, but it may be caused by an aging or malfunctioning air conditioning system. If your system is outdated or malfunctioning, the solution calls for more than just air conditioning repair: it’s probably time for a new HVAC unit. You must note that generally, air conditioning systems are not made to last more than ten years; beyond that point, you are better off replacing the system than attempting to repair it.

Older air conditioners also tend to be inefficient when compared to newer models. SEER ratings are an industry wide standard measuring HVAC efficiency, and new models are required to have a SEER rating of at least 13. If you have an older model with a low SEER rating (below 13), replacing your system will help you save money simply from an efficiency standpoint; you won’t have to run your air conditioning as long or as high as you currently do.

Another indicator of the need for a new A/C unit is constant problems and repairs. The more your system breaks down, the more expensive the repairs get; you will save yourself time, money, and hassle by replacing the air conditioning system early on in the process. When you see a recurring pattern of problems and repairs, it’s time to consider replacing your air conditioning; the repairs will only get more frequent and more expensive.

Not all HVAC companies and air conditioning installers are created equal. With ten years of experience, CTR is a leading air conditioning company in Utah. You can trust us to accurately assess your current air conditioning system and to help you choose and install a new one, if necessary.


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