We are in the throes of summer, and if you have been struggling with your air conditioner, you may have to ask yourself a hard question: does this AC have another season in it, or should I start thinking about replacement? There are a few important factors to consider when it comes to replacing your existing air conditioner, and the cooling specialists at DuAll Heating & Cooling have them listed out here:
How many repairs have you made in the last two years?
It’s estimated that in the last two years of your air conditioner’s lifespan, you’ll make 85% of all the repairs it will ever need. This is because as an air conditioner ages, the components wear down. If you’ve made significant and expensive repairs to your AC system in the last two years, it’s time to take into account whether that money is better spent on continued repairs or a new system.
How is the performance?
Is your existing air conditioner able to cool your home as needed? Is the cooling even? Can your air conditioner dehumidify the air adequately so that your home feels dry? How are your monthly energy bills? If any of these items are off, your existing AC may be costing you more in comfort and energy than it should.
How old is your existing system?
The average lifespan for traditional split system AC is 10-15 years and a heat pump system is 20-25 years. Age plays in huge role in how well components will hold up as the older components get, the more wear and tear they carry. If you are experiencing any of the issues above and your air conditioner is close to or at its age of maturity, it may be time to consider replacing the system.
Still not sure? The AC experts at DuAll Heating & Cooling are here to help with all of your air conditioning needs in Bolingbrook, IL, including AC replacement, so give us a call today!