4 Common Signs You Need AC Replacement Service

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It’s not always clear when an AC replacement is in order. The system might not be a cooling powerhouse, but if it works, why replace it? Although the unit is fine for now, an extended heat wave in could crash it permanently. Here are four signs that your air conditioner may be approaching its breaking point:

1. You’ve Paid for More Than One AC

Escalating air conditioning repair costs are a classic sign of trouble, especially if the warranty has expired. Money spent on AC repair is usually better invested in AC replacement. A new system will give you lower electric bills, a new warranty and no air conditioning repairs to worry about.

2. The Unit Has Been Poorly Maintained

Although well-maintained air conditioners can last from 15 to 20 years, poorly maintained systems have a lifespan of only about 10 years, if that. Poor or spotty maintenance also impairs performance, so your system won’t keep you as comfortable as it would have with regular tune-ups.

3. Utility Bills Are on the Rise

As air conditioners age, they require more energy to perform. That’s usually reflected in escalating utility bills. Given that heating and cooling accounts for roughly 50 percent of your total utility bill, the amount of energy that an aging AC requires can add up to quite a bit of money.

4. Your AC Uses R 22 Freon

R 22 Freon is being phased out, so its cost is increasing. If your AC compressor develops a leak and needs to be topped off with Freon, the repair might cost you as much as a new, low-end air conditioner.

If you wait until your current AC dies, you won’t have time to pick and choose; you’ll have to take what’s available. Del-Air Heating and Air Conditioning offers no-cost air conditioning replacement consultations. Visit us online to learn more, or call us at 888-831-2665 to schedule your free consultation.

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