When Should I Replace my Air Conditioner in Longmont?

Replacing your home’s air conditioner is probably one of the biggest decisions you will make this summer to ensure your family’s comfort. Whether to choose between an AC repair or an entire air conditioner replacement is a choice you may have to consider. Fortunately there is a point at which you can know it’s time to stop putting money in to AC repairs and choose to replace your air conditioner. 

Increasing AC Age 

Something to ponder before getting too deep in to the process is the age of the air conditioner. Like most mechanical devices, air conditioners will give out over time. With a new air conditioner, newer technology gives you increased comfort and much longer reliability, for less money. While it’s not on the same scale, you could liken heating and air conditioning equipment to computers. The technology does have a lifespan and newer, more advanced upgrades are continuously being developed. 

Increasing AC Repair Costs 

With an appliance as complex as a central air conditioner, there are parts that give out and break down over time, especially if routine maintenance has not been done. A well-maintained unit should work well throughout peak air conditioning season. A good rule of thumb when deciding to get a new air conditioner is that if annual AC repair costs approach $1,200, it maybe a good time to replace. That’s because the average monthly payment of an entirely new air conditioning system is the equivalent of one repair cost. 

Another way to think about this is, if the cost for the AC repair is 1/12 of the cost of a new AC replacement, the bonuses of the replacement air conditioner in low monthly payments, energy bill reduction and improved comfort likely makes up for the investment in the AC repair. 

Decreasing Efficiency 

Observing decreases in your energy bill doesn’t take long when it happens consistently. It can be easy to write it off as an anomaly, but be sure to take a closer look at the energy you’re consuming and see if those increases are due to more use, or more likely due to something else like lower efficiency of your home’s air conditioner. The older your AC system gets (and the longer it goes before being maintained), the more inefficient it will become. It may also be an indicator that it’s time for air conditioner replacement. 

Noise Pollution 

Older air conditioners and ductwork operate much louder than today’s new AC systems. That constant clanking you’ve become used to, or the overall noise level when the air conditioner is working could mean the end is near for your current air conditioner. It’s possible that you don’t realize how much noise you and your family have been living with until you realize the extreme quiet that a newer, more modern air conditioning system can offer. 

Of course, these aren’t the only concerns that highlight the need for air conditioner replacement, but they are a number of the more common ones that we see routinely. Stevenson Service Experts can help by offering a free assessment of your home’s air conditioning system to help determine whether the time has come for your air conditioner to be replaced, or if it’s best to proceed with an AC repair. Columbus has trusted us for a reason, and that’s because your comfort is always top priority. Give us a call at 614-334-3192 or set up a free appointment today. 

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