Even with diligent servicing and maintenance, your air conditioner will eventually have to be replaced. Annual maintenance will lengthen your system’s lifespan, but there are certain telltale signs that indicate you are better off with a new and energy-efficient A/C.
New A/C units typically have an estimated lifespan of 10 to 15 years, after which, your unit will be exhibiting signs of age and will be needing repair services every so often. If your unit has reached 10 years or above, you are likely to experience technical issues related to general wear and tear. You can schedule a repair to address these problems. However, you’re A/C may be costing more to run with these issues and constant repairs. You may get bigger value from upgrading to a new system.
Some unit owners also choose to have key A/C parts replaced instead. Replacement parts are generally covered with a 12-month warranty. However, this may prove to be inefficient and more costly in the long term. It would be best to get a new system as this comes with a 5-year warranty and at the same time features the latest in air conditioning technology.
What to Know Before New A/C Replacement
1. Reputable Contractor Before anything else, work with a reputable company. When you work with the right people, you are guaranteed of superior service and you are guided throughout the replacement process. You are certain that you will get the best value out of your purchase. Your system’s efficiency relies on the expertise of your contractor, so make sure you are working with the best company in your area. Ask around or check online reviews. We at Cold Front Air Conditioning are a trusted and leading air conditioning supplier and installer in South East Queensland and New South Wales.
2. Right A/C Size An air conditioner’s efficiency and capacity are also largely determined by its size. If your unit is too small, it won’t be enough to cool or heat your space, and you might need to constantly adjust the thermostat to meet your desired temperature. So make sure you select the right size for your home. If it’s too big, it will cycle on and off.
3. Energy Ratings Check for energy ratings when shopping for a replacement air conditioner. The more energy-efficient your unit is, the lower your monthly power bills and the higher the lifespan. There are several options to consider in the market. Those with Energy Star labels are considered the most energy-efficient. Most Energy Star models cost more upfront but offer a bigger payoff in terms of energy savings and longer lifespan.
4. Maintenance Your new air conditioner will need regular upkeep to maintain its overall health and performance. Annual maintenance is essential to keep your system clean and functioning at optimal temperatures. A properly maintained unit provides good indoor air quality and overall comfort in the home or office. Regular tune-ups will also help you spot small issues in your system to keep major repairs at bay, making sure you get more out of your investment. These tips will help you make the right decision in selecting the perfect replacement air conditioner. If you need assistance or are looking for a professional and reputable contractor for your A/C installation requirements, don’t hesitate to give us a call!