Our air conditioners here in the Haverhill area have certainly gotten a workout this summer. Just like summer vacations, all good things must come to an end – and that includes your air conditioner. Something nearly all homeowners will have to face one day is air conditioner replacement. However, there are a few signs that will let you know that it’s time to stop repairing your air conditioner and start looking to replace your air conditioner. When you reach that decision the pros at Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone will help you every step of the way.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when you think your air conditioner may be starting to fail:
Age of Your System
A well-maintained air conditioner, receiving annual air conditioner service, can be expected to last in the ballpark of 15 years. If you have an air conditioner around 10 years’ old that’s in need of expensive repairs, replacement may be your best option. AC technology has advanced a lot in 10 years and with that comes increased reliability and increased efficiency. That may make a new air conditioner a better option. Our certified technicians can talk your options over with you and make certain you’re comfortable with whatever decision you make, whether it be repair or replacement.
The place to look for decreased efficiency is in your utility bills. The next time your bill arrives, take a close look at energy consumption. If you don’t feel you’ve been using more energy than you normally do it might be time to take a look at your AC. Most of the newer systems are more energy efficient, so you’re able to potentially see a month-to-month reduction in your energy bills with a new system.
The occasional need for service is to be expected, but if you find yourself calling for service more frequently and see the repair bills adding up, it might be time to consider a replacement. A new system may be more cost efficient than continuing to repair an older model.
There are a number of other things to look for when considering an air conditioner replacement, but these are the most common. Replacing your air conditioner is a major investment into your home and our team can work with you to figure out if it’s time for a repair or a replacement. We want you to be 100% satisfied with the end result of your decision. If you have any home comfort concerns or questions please give us a call at (978) 872-1190 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.