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Are You Ready for an Air Conditioning Replacement?

Monday, March 19th, 2018 at 11:00 am

AC-unitIf so, then definitely give us a call so that we can make sure that you have the right equipment in place and that it is functioning at peak performance and efficiency levels. If not, then keep us in mind for when that time comes. If you’re not sure, then don’t worry: few people typically are! Do you replace an old AC just because it’s old? Do you continue repairing the air conditioner that you already have? Do you put up with its flaws just because it’s relatively new?

There is always going to be some anxiety when it comes to making a major investment and, for most people, that is precisely what a new air conditioner is. Even if you have plenty of room in your budget for replacing your whole-house cooling system, you still want to be sure that you are getting the most bang for your buck! That’s why we are going to give you some tips to help you decide if it is indeed time for an air conditioning replacement in Palm Bay, FL.

How Old Is Your System?

The age of your air conditioner is definitely a factor that you are going to have to consider when you start thinking about replacing your air conditioning system. It is not really the deciding factor that some people think it is, though. After all, a properly sized and installed air conditioner that is well-maintained can keep performing beyond its projected lifespan in many cases.

No, it’s not just the age that you have to consider. But you do need to factor the age of your system into other considerations that you’ll likely be making. How does age affect these scenarios? Let’s take a look.

Age and Efficiency

You may have skimped on efficiency when you purchased your AC in order to save some money upfront. If that’s the case, you may want to replace that system with a more efficient one now if you have the funds, but you may want to wait longer before doing so if the system is not that old. However, it is also possible that your system is old enough that it was simply not manufactured with today’s efficiency standards in mind. Your system may also have lost some efficiency over the years.

If you’re using a relatively low-efficiency system and your AC is getting on in years anyway, then replacing it now despite its reliable performance is definitely worth considering. It won’t last too much longer, and you can start saving today by replacing it and enjoying greater efficiency. Of course, there is another factor to consider along with age and efficiency.

Overall Reliability

If you have an air conditioner that’s a lemon, you’ll need to go through the proper channels to have that issue addressed. If it’s a newer system and is under warranty, the cost of repairs or replacement may be covered. What if your system is older, though, and is requiring frequent repairs.

Obviously, you shouldn’t kick the system to the curb if you need a repair every few years. However, if the repair needs just keep coming, and it seems like time has taken its toll, then a replacement may make more financial sense than continuing to sink money into a system that is on its way out anyway.

Schedule your AC replacement with Next Generation Air & Heat, Inc.

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