There’s no doubt replacing an air conditioning system is an investment that most – if not all – homeowners prefer not to think about. Unfortunately, at one time or another, an inevitable breakdown caused by normal wear and tear will occur. If you’re unlucky, it’ll happen during the hottest day of the summer. Instead of waiting until the absolute last minute to replace your air conditioner, think about the following information to find out if that time is now.
Replace Your AC in the Spring Instead of the Summer
There are many things to take into account when debating whether to replace your air conditioning system. If you wait too long, you might suffer in sweat and deal with an added expense you aren’t prepared for. Then again, maybe your air conditioning system is still in good enough condition to last another year and not waste energy.
Here are the most common reasons to replace an AC today instead of waiting until tomorrow:
- It’s nearly two decades old.
- You need it repaired at least once every summer.
- Your energy bills have skyrocketed.
Select a System That Maximizes Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
Even if your air conditioner isn’t on its last legs, you might still consider replacing it with a newer and more energy-efficient system. Before purchasing a replacement air conditioner, it’s important to keep a few things in mind.
- Decide between a window, a portable or a central system.
- Check the system’s cooling capacity and your home’s demands.
- Compare the seasonal energy efficiency ratio between different units.
Remember That Maintenance Can Help Prolong Your Unit’s Life
If you’re still hoping to save for a new air conditioner to avoid breaking your budget, another task you can complete is to invest in springtime HVAC maintenance. If your unit still has some life to it, professional maintenance will help it survive another summer or two until you have enough money to purchase a new unit.
If you need help choosing a new air conditioner for your home, or if you’d like to schedule a springtime tuneup today, check out our selection of state-of-the-art products or contact Charlie’s Heating & Air Conditioning at (336) 346-8719. We look forward to helping homeowners in Asheboro, North Carolina, pick the perfect system.