When Should I Consider an Air Conditioning Replacement?

Living in Miami, FL obviously means that you are running your air conditioner with great frequency. Now, we all want to get the most out of air conditioning systems for the longest amount of time possible. Nobody wants a very small return on an investment, of course, whatever it may be.

That being said, you need to be realistic and consider just how vital your air conditioning system is to your day to day life. It really is just too hot around here for too much of the year to take any chances. Scheduling a planned AC replacement is preferable to being caught off-guard by a system breakdown.

Your System Requires Frequent Repairs

Does your system give you more trouble than it’s worth? It is good to keep in mind the fact that just because a problem can be resolved with repairs does not mean that the air conditioner is actually worth replacing. If you find yourself in need of repairs with any regularity, you are wise to consider replacing your system instead. Over time, you can recoup your investment — and avoid considerable discomfort and aggravation — with a more reliable cooling performance.

Does Your System Cost too Much to Run?

If you lived somewhere where you were only running your air conditioner occasionally, you may be more likely to ignore high operating costs. However, because you use your system so much and so heavily, you really risk draining the budget by tolerating an inefficient performance. Whether you inherited an inefficient system with your home, or you just couldn’t afford much in terms of efficiency at the time of purchase, replacing your system with a more efficient model makes a lot of sense in this part of the country.

Is Your AC Getting On in Years?

We wouldn’t recommend that you replace your air conditioner every couple of years, obviously. You must keep in mind, though, that even the best and most well-maintained air conditioners have limited lifespan. Your system won’t run indefinitely, and replacing an older AC at the end of its projected lifespan means you are getting it done before you need to due to a breakdown.

If you have any questions regarding your replacement AC options, be sure to give One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating® of Miami a call.