As a responsible homeowner, you want to know whether or not your home is being cooled economically and efficiently. Buying a new air conditioner can often be an expensive and daunting task. However, frequent repairs can often feel like throwing money away. Here are three quick tips to know whether or not it is time for a new unit.
Tip #1: Fifty- Fifty
Just like your favorite vintage car that constantly needs maintenance and repairs, air conditioning units can often require more work than they are worth. Generally when the cost of repairing your unit is close to 50% of the value of your cooling system, it means that it may be time for replacement.
Tip #2: Time for Retirement
Like most appliances in your home, air-conditioning units have an average life-span. Generally, units will last an average of 15 years. However, if your unit is more than 10 years old, there may be a more efficient model on the market. If you unit is 10 years or older, it may be time to purchase a new unit.
Tip #3: Bills, Bills, Bills
Are you finding that your wallet is a bit thinner and your home is a bit warmer? If so, it could mean that your unit may be in need or replacement. As your unit ages, the efficiency will begin to decline and your energy bills will increase. If you are continually seeing your bills rise, it could mean that your unit is beyond repair and in need of complete replacement.
Although replacing a unit can seem like an unnecessary and expensive investment, if the time is right, it could end up saving you the frustration and cost of an aging unit. If you need assistance in determining whether or not your air conditioning unit needs to be repaired or replaced, contact Robert B. Payne today!