Is It Time To Replace My Air Conditioner?
The following are signs that it might be time to replace your air conditioning system:
Air conditioner is more than 10 years old.
In general, you can expect a well-maintained AC system to last about 15 years. However, if you’re in need of expensive repairs and your air conditioner is more than 10 years old, it can often make more sense to replace it. This is especially true when you consider the advancements in efficiency we’ve seen with air conditioners in just the past decade.
Air conditioner is inefficient.
If your air conditioner has a low SEER rating it can cost you a lot of money to operate it. Newly manufactured air conditioners are required to have a SEER rating of at least 13. If your air conditioner’s SEER rating is below 13, you can cut back on your energy costs by replacing it with a new, more energy-efficient unit.
You’re facing expensive repairs.
Any time you’re facing an expensive repair, you’ll want to weigh the costs of the repair against the costs of a new unit. If the cost of the repair would cover a large part of a new system, and especially if your air conditioner is showing any of the other signs in this list, it will likely make more financial sense to replace it.
Is your air conditioner constantly breaking down? Are you calling Ozinga Systems what seems like every month because of a new problem with your unit? These service call and repair costs can really add up, and it doesn’t make sense to keep making them on an older system. Save yourself the headaches as well as the money by investing in a new unit.
Your Air conditioner use R 22 Freon.
Freon is being phased out by the Federal Government in order to conserve energy nationwide. As a result, the costs of Freon are rising exponentially. If your air conditioning system uses Freon, you’ll have to replace it eventually in order to switch over to the new refrigerant (R410A). If you’re having major problems with your air conditioner, especially if they involve the need for more Freon, it’s probably a good time to replace your unit.
Your home isn’t comfortable.
Do you have a difficult time keeping your home cool? This could be the sign of an aging air conditioner or even a system that is sized incorrectly. Regardless, you want your AC unit to do its job! If it’s not going to keep your home cool, you’ll want to replace it with a unit that will.