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Do You Need a New AC Before the End of Summer?

If your air conditioner is getting up in age or facing major AC problems, you may be considering an upgrade in the near future. Upgrading your air conditioner can be a smart idea since a new unit will offer you peace of mind and improved energy efficiency.

You can keep reading to learn more about the signs that your air conditioner is reaching the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced sooner rather than later. You can also give us a call when you’re ready to schedule your air conditioning installation in Phoenixville, PA.

Current AC Age

If your current air conditioner is 10 to 15 years old or even older, there’s a good chance that it needs to be replaced. Typically you can expect an AC to last for 10 to 15 years on average. Once your air conditioner falls within this range, it becomes more and more likely that you need to consider a replacement.

Most manufacturer’s warranties expire after 10 years. After that, any major repairs are up to you, and it may not make sense to spend thousands of dollars if something goes wrong with your older unit. It’s possible that that money is better spent on a brand-new air conditioner that is more energy efficient and has a long lifespan ahead of it.

Frequent Repairs

If you’ve experienced an uptick in needing to schedule repair calls for your air conditioner over the last couple of years, that also increases the likelihood that it’s time for a replacement. Many times, an air conditioner will experience more problems in the last couple of years of life as the components wear down.

Making small and inexpensive repairs may not seem like a big deal, but if you have to make them constantly, the costs can really add up. Plus you face the unknown of when your air conditioner will experience a major problem and stop working completely or cost thousands instead of hundreds of dollars. Even if you’re not ready to make a replacement right now, you can begin to plan ahead for a replacement in the near future, so that you are prepared when the time comes.

Changes in Energy Efficiency

As your air conditioner gets older, it may use more and more energy to cool your home. If you’re noticing that energy costs are creeping up each month, there’s a chance that your air conditioner is to blame. You can schedule an appointment to see if there are any maintenance or repairs that we can make to improve efficiency. If you still don’t see a positive change, it may make more sense to upgrade your older unit to a new model. 

The air conditioners that were installed just 10 to 20 years ago are less efficient overall compared to more modern air conditioners. When you pair that with the fact that your air conditioner is wearing down with age, you could be spending significantly more to cool your home. Switching to a new model is an expensive upfront investment, but the trade-off is that you stand to save money on your monthly energy costs for cooling, and the savings can add up quickly.

Michall Daimion Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. has been the Main Line’s Premier Service Provider since 1976. Call us for all your HVAC needs.

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