Knowing that your air conditioner is in need of a repair is pretty easy. When it’s not working, you know you have to call to schedule a repair service. However, replacement isn’t quite as simple. How can you tell that replacement is going to be the most cost-effective option for your HVAC system? Here are some signs you shouldn’t ignore, as they indicate replacement is needed.
1. It’s 10 Years Old
If your system is 10 years old or older, and it needs an expensive repair, it’s most likely a smarter decision to replace it. If it’s reached that 10-year mark and it doesn’t need a repair, feel free to keep using it. However, now is a good time to start saving up for a new one. Most air conditioners will need to be replaced after 15 years, so planning now will save you from a financial emergency in a few years. Remember, with a new system you could enjoy:
- More even cooling
- Lower energy bills
- Improved indoor air quality
- Quieter operations
So, if your AC unit is nearing the end of its expected lifespan, keep in mind that the sooner you upgrade—the sooner you can enjoy these perks.
2. Frequent Breakdowns
If you have our number on speed dial because of the frequent breakdowns your system incurs, then you need to consider replacement. This means there’s something serious going on, and all of that money going towards repairs may be better spent on a replacement. With a new unit, you won’t have to wonder every morning whether your AC is working.
3. Rising Energy Bills
Are your summer energy costs going through the roof? That can indicate that you need to consider replacing your air conditioner. Newer models have a SEER rating of at least 13, so if your older model has a lower SEER rating, you are spending money on energy that you could be saving.
4. Costly Repairs Are Frequent
Small repairs add up, but sometimes it’s better to pay those small fees than invest in a new unit. However, some repairs are never cost-effective on an older unit. If you have a serious and costly problem, talk to your HVAC pro about whether replacement would be the best option.
5. Your Home Is Too Hot
If your air conditioner is running efficiently and has been properly maintained, but your home is still uncomfortably hot, it may be time for a new unit. Inefficient cooling is a common sign that the system just isn’t working as well as it once did. You want to be comfortable—and upgrading can help!
AC Replacement in Scranton & Wilkes-Barre, PA
Are you noticing these signs in your Scranton or Wilkes-Barre home? Then you need to call us right away! T.E. Spall & Son has been providing quality air conditioning replacement services throughout Northeastern PA for more than 30 years. We have a reputation for our attention to detail and our commitment to our customers. We guarantee your complete satisfaction with all aspects of the job, so you and your family can have peace of mind.
Contact T.E. Spall & Son today at 877-591-7508 to learn more about air conditioning replacement and why you shouldn’t put it off!