If you require new air conditioning installation, now is the ideal time of the year to have the work done. You’ll have your new system humming away at keeping you cool in time to keep back the Arizona summer heat. Just make a call to Johns Refrigeration and tell our skilled technicians that you want new air conditioning system installation in Gilbert, AZ, and we’ll help you find the right AC to replace your old one.
However, you may feel unsure if you need to have a new AC. Replacing an air conditioner is a large task, and sometimes targeted repairs are a less expensive option. We’ll look at signs that usually indicate when repairs are no longer the best choice and it’s time to replace.
Signs it’s time to retire that old air conditioner
- Rising repair costs: How much is too much when it comes to repairing an air conditioner? Take some time to look over the last two years of repair bills for your AC (cooling systems tend to need the most repairs during their last two years of operation). Add them up. If you discover that it takes more than $500 in repairs per year to keep your AC running, then it’s no longer worth the cost of maintaining the system and you should look into new installation.
- Reduced cooling power: If the summer comfort in your home just isn’t what it used to be, you should take into account the age of the air conditioner. The life expectancy of most AC systems is 10–15 years; check the cabinet or the manual to find out the estimate for your system. If your air conditioner has reached this age and you notice a drop in cooling power, then it’s time for a replacement.
- Increased operating costs: You may not need numerous repairs for your air conditioner, but an old one can still cost you extra money through inefficient operation. Examine your electric bills for the past two years to see if you spot a noticeable rise due to the AC. If you’ve kept up regular maintenance on the system but operating costs continue to rise, then the air conditioner has probably reached the point of no return and needs to retire.
A professional second opinion
You do not need to make the choice of “replace or repair” on your own. Call a skilled HVAC repair technician to examine the system and give you an honest opinion on how much longer it will last and what you can expect to pay to keep it running. If it turns out that replacement is the most economical option, the technician will help you select a new system and schedule the installation work.
At Johns Refrigeration, our family-run business has helped customers since 1970 keep cool. Look to us when you need information about air conditioning installation in Gilbert, AZ and whether it’s time for you to replace your old system.