Air conditioners can be a blessing for homeowners, but they can also be a major expense if they are not cared for properly. Here are a few signs that your HVAC unit needs to be replaced:
- Expensive repairs are required: If your machine has broken down, be sure to get quotes on what it will cost for a new machine and what it will cost to fix your existing machine. More often than not, it will make more sense to purchase an entirely new machine. Investing in a new machine is generally the best option for most homeowners.
- It is more than 10 years old: The best air conditioners - ones that are well-maintained - will last an average of 15 years. If you notice that your machine has begun to break down and will require extensive repairs or new parts, it will make more sense to replace the machine than invest more money in the older one. You will also have greater energy efficient options available to you with advancements in technology.
- Your home is uncomfortable: The biggest sign that your air conditioning unit needs to be replaced will be the atmosphere of your house. If you are spending more and more money each month to keep your house at a comfortable temperature, your machine is not working as efficiently as it should be. If you find that you cannot keep your home at the temperature you want, it is time to have your air conditioner inspected by a professional.
If you are looking to have your air conditioning unit repaired or replaced, schedule an appointment with John C. Flood for our Arlington HVAC repair services.