One of the most difficult decisions homeowners have to make is when to replace air conditioner in the home. Air conditioners can be expensive, so this is a big decision. You don’t want to replace the unit if it still has plenty of life, but you also don’t want to wait until it breaks down during a heat wave. Today, Solution Based Plumbing, Heating, and A/C talks about four signs that show when it might be time to replace the A/C unit in your home.
1. Old Age
How old is your current HVAC system? If you recently moved into your home, try to find out the age from the seller. If you know the A/C unit is more than 10 years old, it is time to start thinking about an upgrade. Modern A/C systems are more efficient and can help save big on your energy bills in the long run. With proper maintenance, your new system can last upwards of 15 years.
2. Frequent Failures and Repairs
Frequent, expensive repairs often lead to homeowners replacing their air conditioning units. Older systems can break down more often due to wear and tear, which means you have to keep paying for repairs. It might be more cost-effective to consider replacement.
3. R-22 Refrigerant
Does your air conditioner use R-22 refrigerant? By January 1, 2020, it will be illegal to sell R-22 in the US. This means you won’t be able to top off your unit’s refrigerant. If your A/C uses R-22 to operate, it will need to be replaced soon.
4. The Home is Never Comfortable
Is your home never comfortable? Is it hot and/or humid when the air conditioner is on full blast? If so, your air conditioner is not working properly. It’s always best to have an expert HVAC technician diagnose the problem. They can tell you whether your A/C troubles are an easy fix, or whether you should consider replacing the unit.
When to Replace Air Conditioner
Not sure when to replace air conditioner? If your A/C unit has shown any of the signs mentioned in this post, it might be time to have it replaced. We can help you decide whether it’s better to repair or replace the system. Call the experienced team from Solution Based Plumbing, Heating, and A/C at 215-584-2098 to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you!