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Is It Time for an Air Conditioning Replacement

When facing the possibility of an air conditioning replacement, it’s always best to do your research on new units before you are forced into making a decision. The last thing you want is to have to make a decision within a short time frame, especially when you’ve been without cool air for some time.

When Is It Time for an Air Conditioning Replacement?

The best way to tackle an air conditioning replacement is through proper planning and execution. Having to make an important decision under time constraints can be extremely stressful, and even more so when it’s a costly affair.

There are several factors to pay close attention to when choosing whether or not replace your air conditioner. Hopefully your air conditioning system is still trucking along, as limited as it might be, providing you with cool air so that you can feel comfortable and relaxed in your home.

Sometimes all you may need is a minor repair to your system. A replacement isn’t always the “end all, be all,” so don’t panic just yet. The most important thing you can do as a homeowner is to have a technician come and inspect your unit. This will allow you to be in-the-know about your air conditioner, so that you can make an informed decision.

Should you experience any of the following issues, we recommend giving us a call as soon as possible so that your problems don’t turn into massive headaches.


The age of your air conditioning unit plays a crucial role in how efficient it is. If your unit is between 10-15 years old, put some consideration into replace it. However, by the same token, if your unit is within that age range, but you’ve done an awesome job at maintaining it, a replacement might not be necessary!

Our technicians can inspect your unit and inform you on your different options. Based on what they find, your air conditioner may only need minor tweaking. But if they find something more serious and the cost of the repair work is 50% the value of a new unit, it’s highly recommended that you replace it with a new more efficient unit. Although the price of a new unit requires more money upfront, you’ll find that your overall utility costs will be significantly lower, essentially paying for itself overtime. Talk to the home comfort experts at Cassel Home Comfort to see if it makes more sense to repair or replace your a/c.

Frequent Repairs

Having to make repairs on a consistent basis can put a drain on your bank account, leaving you frustrated and uncertain. At Cassel Home Comfort, we’re proud of our loyal customer base who call on us whenever they’re in need of repairs or replacements. But our goal is to make repairs that last, so if you’re having to call on us often, it’s time to consider a replacement.

A new Energy Star rated unit will be more efficient, and you won’t have to call on a technician as often, or hopefully at all! However, an efficient unit depends on a quality installation. There could be a number of factors playing into your frequent repairs, one of them being a botched installation. A unit that isn’t installed properly or isn’t the right size can cause numerous problems. So always call on a licensed, bonded, and insured technician to perform any HVAC work.

Uneven Temperatures

If there are rooms in your home that are hotter or colder than others, it doesn’t mean your unit has gone kaput quite yet. In most cases, this is a repairable issue; however, it could indicate that you have a larger problem at hand.

A variety of factors play into uneven cooling, such as your home’s insulation, ductwork, and blocked air vents. To find out why certain rooms are cooling properly, have a technician inspect your unit. It could be that your home may benefit from zoned cooling.

However, there are instances in which uneven cooling means a replacement is necessary, as your air conditioner just isn’t up for the task anymore.


Depending on how well you have maintained your air conditioning system over the years correlates to the efficiency of your unit. Say you have a unit that is around 10 years old, but it hasn’t had a tune-up since the day of installation. By neglecting your unit, you’ve actually decreased it’s lifespan by 3-5 years.

Scheduling annual tune-ups for your air conditioner will ensure that it functions at optimal efficiency so that you won’t be left without cool air during the sweltering summer. Tune-ups also allow us to catch any problems, big or small, so that they can be addressed in a timely manner. Should we find any problems with your system, we can address them on the spot to prevent them from becoming a massive headache.

Minor problems that go unaddressed can turn into huge, costly problems. Often, minor problems that go neglected can decrease the efficiency of your unit, forcing you to replace it before you’re really ready to.

If you want to increase the efficiency of your unit,schedule regular tune-ups for your air conditioner and change your air filters every 1-3 months.

At Cassel Home Comfort, we work to make your life just a little bit easier by being completely transparent and offering solutions that will last for years to come.

When you’re stuck in a rut and your a/c that isn’t operating the way it is supposed to, give us a call for professional air conditioning replacement services(217) 866-1596.

Our certified, expert technicians will come out and inspect your unit and offer you the best solution that fits both your budget and needs.

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