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How to Tell If You Need an Air Conditioning Replacement

Homeowners trust their air conditioners to keep them cool and comfortable during the sweltering summer heat. Some maintenance issues are an easy repair; however, sometimes there are clear indicators your system needs replacing. Before purchasing a new air conditioner, speak with a certified technician about all of your options.

Knowing whether to repair or replace your air conditioning unit is an important decision. Many factors play a role and although we can give you some signs you need an air conditioning replacement, it’s best to speak with a qualified professional about it first.

3 Signs You Need an Air Conditioning Replacement

1.) Your air conditioner is more than 10 years old

The average lifespan of an air conditioning unit is between 10-15 years; however, replacing it at 10 years can sometimes be more cost effective. The components in your air conditioning unit last for tens of thousands of hours, or about 10-12 years. Beyond that and you are probably wasting money with your old unit. Though your current system may last another 5 years, you could wind up saving more from the energy efficiency savings of a new air conditioning replacement.

2.) Numerous costly repairs

As your central air system ages, various parts begin to breakdown. Frequent repairs are costly, and while it might be more money upfront, installing a new system will save you money long term. Faced with an expensive repair, you should ask yourself if it is worth it. Shelling big bucks into a 90s era air conditioning unit is a mistake. Many HVAC experts agree that if your repair costs add up to 50% or more the cost of a new unit, you should replace as soon as possible.

3.) Rising Utilities and Inefficiencies

If your air conditioner consistently takes longer to cool your home, it may be time for a replacement. Over time, having the unit run longer will only raise your energy bill. Upgrading your air conditioning unit with a SEER 10 rating to a current minimum level SEER 13 unit will save you at least 20% on your utility bill. Rising utility costs are a big indicator that you could benefit from an air conditioning replacement.

For a better picture of a home’s energy efficiency, we recommend scheduling a home energy audit. A professional will assess your home’s energy use and recommend ways to cut energy costs, saving you lots of money in the long run.

The most important thing when replacing your air conditioning unit is to hire a team of professional installers to do the job right. Cassel Home Comfort has the team for the job – we handle all warranties, permits, orders, installation, and cleanup. Our work is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and we can ensure that your unit lives up to its manufacturer claims. We’ll walk you through all of your options, provide upfront pricing, and make the process as smooth as possible for you.

We’ll Get Your Castle Comfortable Again!

Call Cassel Home Comfort for your air conditioning replacement at (217) 866-1596 or schedule an appointment online.