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Is It Time for an Air Conditioning Replacement?

The weather is heating up fast, and it’s just about time to start switching on the AC, if you haven’t done so already. But if your air conditioning system is old and worn down, it takes a lot longer for your home to get comfortable. So is it time for a replacement? Of course, you want to keep a costly piece of equipment like an AC around for as long as possible—but not if this is going to end up costing you even more in the event of a sudden breakdown.

Signs that your AC is nearing the end

It’s difficult for someone without much experience in HVAC equipment to determine whether an air conditioner is at the end of its life. Though a professional is best suited to help you with this decision, we’ve included a few ways to recognize that your AC could stand for removal in this list.

  • Your air conditioner needs costly repairs. If a technician tells you that repairing your system will cost quite a bit—about half the cost of a new system—replacing the unit entirely may be a better bet. This will prove more cost effective, as a new system will be unlikely to need repairs at any point in the near future.
  • Your unit is over 10 years old. Although this is not true in all cases, an older system that struggles to run may be near its breaking point. If you’ve had to make frequent repairs through the years, or if the air conditioner has been slowly dropping in performance levels, a replacement system lowers the chances that the unit will fail this summer.
  • You seek advanced features and efficiency. A new air conditioning system may offer you many features such as variable speed settings and much improved efficiency. A new air conditioning system is likely to help you stay more comfortable and save money.

Just call the experts at Advanced Home Services for air conditioning replacement in Idaho Falls, ID or to find out if your system can be repaired.