Is your air conditioner getting up there in age and starting to show signs of wear and tear? Properly maintained air conditioners can last as many as 15 years or more, but there will eventually come a time when they give up the ghost. If you find your air conditioner breaking down more frequently when it starts getting older, continuing to have it repaired may not be the best use of your money – at that point, it could actually save you money to have air conditioner replacement!
If you’ve reached a point where your air conditioner is breaking down more than two or three times a season or is running less efficiently than usual, don’t wait – call the air conditioner repair technicians at Rick’s Heating & Cooling today!
When should you consider air conditioner replacement?
Since every air conditioner is different, it can sometimes be hard to tell whether you should have your air conditioner repaired or if you should have full on air conditioner replacement. While air conditioner replacement can save you hundreds of dollars a year in energy efficiency savings alone, it’s important the costs and benefits work out before you make the investment!
If you’re thinking about air conditioner replacement, ask yourself the following questions:
How old is your air conditioner?
If your air conditioner seems to be breaking down more frequently than normal, figure out how old it is. Most air conditioners, provided they are well maintained year in and year out, can last as many as 10 – 15 years or more, but eventually they do reach a point where it’s more economical to have them replaced. If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old and is starting to need frequent or increasingly expensive repairs, it’s probably time for air conditioner replacement.
How often do you need AC repair, and how much are the bills?
If your air conditioner seem to be breaking down more and more frequently (more than 2-3 times a season), or if the repair jobs are getting costlier and more complicated as time goes on, it usually means your air conditioner is running on its last legs. Instead of continuing to waste money on air conditioner repairs, call Rick’s Heating & Cooling and ask about air conditioner replacement!
What was the original SEER?
If your air conditioner was installed in the 90s or even early 2000s, it probably has a SEER of 7 – 12. These days, the MINIMUM SEER is 13, and most air conditioners go much higher than that! Air conditioners with a higher SEER have less of an environmental impact and cost less to run than older, lower SEER air conditioners. If you have an inefficient air conditioner, upgrading it with a more efficient air conditioner will save you a lot of money in the long run!
If you think you need air conditioner replacement, every day you wait could cost you money. Save time and money by calling Rick’s Heating & Cooling today!
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