It’s not at all uncommon for a cooling system to last 15 or 20 years. Some models can last even longer. But if you’re growing more and more concerned that “old faithful” is on its last legs, it may finally be time for you to consider purchasing a new air conditioner. The professionals with Global Efficient Energy would like to share some information to help you determine whether or not it’s time for you to get something new.
The Rule of Thumb
Your air conditioner may have performed reliably for the last decade or more, but recently it may have started having more and more problems. You may have needed a refrigerant charge, or a new capacitor. As long as your issues are minor and only happen sporadically, there’s a very good chance that it could last quite a few more years with the proper maintenance. However, if you find that you need repairs that are starting to really eat into your bank account, it might finally be time for a new air conditioner. According to many experts, if the cost of your repair would be 50 percent or more the cost of a new system, you’ll be better off with a replacement.
Change can be hard for a lot of people, and that’s understandable. You may simply not want to replace something that has not only been a part of your home for many years, but has provided you with reliable, dependable service. But there will come a point when it is simply no longer cost-effective to have another repair performed.
Talk to a Professional
If you are still in the first home you’ve purchased, there’s a very good chance you’ve never had to purchase a new air conditioner. If it’s been a long time since you went shopping for a cooling system, you’ll probably be shocked at the technological advances. Your home environment may have changed since you last bought an AC unit; children may have moved out and you might not need the same amount of cooling power to stay comfortable. An expert can give you the guidance you need to make sure you make the right choice for your needs.
Give Global Efficient Energy a call at 1-888-826-7881 or contact us online and we’ll send a technician who will thoroughly analyze your cooling needs and recommend the right system.