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AC FAQ: Is It Time to Replace?

AC-outdoor-unitThere are a lot of exciting ways in which you may spend your hard-earned money. While investing in a new air conditioning system may not be at the top of your list of ways to do so, it is something that can be incredibly beneficial. Of course, you don’t want to replace your air conditioner prematurely, as you want to get the best possible return on the investment that you’ve already made.

The fact is, though, that you really don’t want to wait for your existing system to break down entirely, either. Sometimes, getting the best return on that investment means letting the system end on a high note. An air conditioning replacement in Virginia Beach is a sizable expense, so it is important that you weigh your options and evaluate the situation carefully.

How Old Is Your Air Conditioner?

No air conditioning system is going to last forever. All ACs, like all other mechanical systems, have finite lifespans. If yours is at or already beyond its projected endpoint, then you may want to start thinking about replacing your air conditioner. Realistically, even if your old AC is still up and running, it probably is not performing at peak performance levels anymore. Replacing an operational system may seem counterintuitive, but it is better than putting up with a subpar performance or, worse, a complete breakdown just when you need the system most.

How Efficient Is Your Air Conditioner?

Okay, but what if your air conditioner is functioning reliably, yet it also costs more than you’d like it to when cooling your home? This alone is more than enough reason to consider replacing your AC. There are a few reasons why you may encounter subpar cooling efficiency.

First of all, an old air conditioner may simply have been manufactured at a time when efficiency expectations were a bit lower than we see today. It is also possible that the wear and tear over the years has rendered the system less efficient than it once was. Maybe you opted for a relatively inefficient system at the time of purchase because it was all that you could afford. Whatever the case, we can help you find a new system with the right efficiency level for your budget.

How Reliable Is Your System?

This should go without saying, but an unreliable air conditioner is not one you should continue using. What do we mean by “unreliable?” Not that your system must operate perfectly all of the time, of course. No mechanical system is 100% reliable, after all. If you are having your air conditioner repaired every single season, however, or even multiple times in one season, a replacement is probably the best course of action.

Just because you can repair your AC does not mean that your air conditioner is worth repairing, after all. While a new AC is undeniably a big investment, it can save you money in reduced service needs over the years.

Contact us and see how we can make you smile. House Call Company is here for all of your AC service needs.

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