If proper routine maintenance is performed, you can get up to a decade of use out of your AC unit. Some people are fortunate enough to live in the same home for many years and their children and children’s children also live in the home. Many people go through a couple of units over the years in the same house. When you notice that your air conditioner is not functioning optimally it may be best to start the search for a new one.
Unfortunately, air conditioners tend to malfunction right at the peak of the summer season. Many families want to have a comfortable space and so end up making hasty decisions to replace their unit. An AC replacement professional can come in before the summer months start and walk you through your options and help you avoid being in this situation. Plus, they can do an assessment of your home and check compatibility of the replacement unit to make sure it is just right for your home.
If you suddenly found one day that your AC unit is not working, all you have to do is make a call to the AC service professionals to have it running again. Keep reading below to learn more about replacing a malfunctioning air conditioner.
AC Repair vs AC Replacement
If your unit isn’t ten years old but isn’t working right either, chances are you may want to try to do a few repairs first before replacing your unit. While some repairs seem cheaper as of now, it may end up costing more in the long term. When is the right time to replace, and when is a repair sufficient? We’ve put together some suggestions below to help you decide on the best course of action for your home.
AIR CONDITION SERVICES
Unit is nearing the ten year mark
If the air conditioning unit that you are using is already ten years old it may be high time that you start your search for its replacement. The many repairs that you would have to do to an old AC unit will cost you more than getting a new one.
Unit sustained minor damage to an internal part
Unit is leaking refrigerant
Unit needs a new compressor
Recently added more space to your home
Unit not cooling the house to your preferences
What types of AC units are available today?
It may be a larger decision to replace an AC unit than you thought. Because of the continuing developments in air conditioning technology, there are more choices for homeowners now. An AC professional can inform you of your options when it comes to a new AC unit.
A split system is the most common type of AC unit, where a unit containing the condenser coil is positioned outside and an indoor HVAC unit with an evaporator coil is inside. Typically, homeowners that already have established duct work choose this type of unit and there are plenty of energy efficient models available. In mild climates, heat pumps are popular, and there are geothermal heat pumps for use in colder parts of the country.
Homes that do not have duct work can choose a mini-split system that does not require duct work to run. Such a system is helpful in lowering the cost if there are some areas that don’t need to have cool air. But if this system is being used for the entire home then this will cost higher than an HVAC unit.
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