In the heat of summer, having a reliable AC that can keep your home cool and comfortable is essential. But how do you know if the AC you have can handle the heat?
Here are some ways you can tell if it’s time to get a new AC for your home.
Age of AC unit
On average, an air conditioning unit will run efficiently for about 10-15 years. As time goes on, old units can end up costing you money as they become less effective at cooling and are more likely to need repairs.
However, thanks to improvements in technology, newer models are more dependable and more energy efficient. Therefore, if your 10-year or older AC is on the fritz, investing in an AC replacement will provide you with peace of mind and also save you money on your electric bill.
Frequent AC maintenance
AC units that experience recurring issues are never worth the cost of multiple repairs in the long run. If your current AC consistently has trouble cooling your home, low airflow or unusual noises coming from inside the unit, it may be time to ditch maintenance and consider an upgrade.
What time of year should you replace your AC?
If you decide to replace your AC, it’s always best to do it in the offseason during fall and spring. During those seasons, people don’t run their air conditioners as often as they do in the summer. Without units that are under a lot of strain, AC companies aren’t very busy replacing or repairing systems.
In order to make up for the lack of business, AC companies may offer lower prices and rebates on units that aren’t usually available in the summer. And because AC companies don’t get as many maintenance calls during the offseason, they also might offer discounted rates and more convenient scheduling for AC installation. Plus, you won’t have to sweat as much while the unit is being installed if you avoid doing this in the summer!
You shouldn’t have to break the bank in order to stay cool. Whenever you need to replace your old AC, Norman Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to help with free estimates and easy financing options.
If you’d like a free estimate, our specialists can visit you free of charge and work with you to find an AC replacement that’s ideal for your home and your budget. With flexible financing options, you can invest in your home’s comfort with ease through our convenient monthly payments and simple online account management.
For more information on AC repairs and installation, contact Norman Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing today.