Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner
How often should you replace your air conditioner? The typical lifespan of an air conditioner is about 10 years. After that, it starts to slow down, leading to high energy consumption and electricity bills, inefficient cooling, and frequent breakdowns. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, then it’s time to have it replaced.
Signs it’s time for a new AC system
There are a few indicators that suggest you should replace your air conditioning system. Be on the lookout for any of the following symptoms:
System has earned a reputation for recurring refrigerant leaks
AC does not reach the thermostat set point
Circuit breakers must be reset to keep your AC running
How Does an AC Installation Work?
Get an assessment of your current system
An HVAC specialist will assess your system to get a feel for its size and the shape it’s in. If you’re looking to install an air conditioner for the first time, the specialist will assess your whole home — the size of your house, the ductwork, your current system — to find which options are best for you.
Review the air conditioning estimate with the specialist
You will be quoted based on the type of air conditioner and its size. You have options, so don’t be afraid to ask questions!
Install your air conditioner
An HVAC technician will come to your house to install your new AC system. This typically takes anywhere from half a day to two days, depending on the service provider and how elaborate the install is (including factors like home size, system dimensions, home orientation, and more).
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