AC systems tend to be reliable mechanisms, but at some point you’ll need to replace yours. Use this guide to determine whether it’s time to call a professional contractor to help you replace your Air Conditioning.
Your Unit is More Than 10-15 Years Old
The average Air Conditioning system lasts about 10 to 15 years. After that, it will probably need frequent repairs (see the next paragraph). And even if that’s not the case, technology can improve a lot over the course of a decade, so replacing your system may allow you to save money in the long run while enjoying useful features not included in your old system.
Your Equipment Needs Frequent Repairs or Your Energy Bills Are Too High
This may be a sign that your unit is becoming less efficient. The occasional repair is normal, but if calling an Air Conditioning expert is becoming a common occurrence you may start considering replacing your unit. With older systems, your energy bills tend to go up, so the savings you may get with a new unit may be worth the upfront cost of having your unit replaced.
Your Home Presents Humidity Problems
Significant humidity problems in your home are a telltale sign that maybe it’s time to replace your Air Conditioning unit. When this happens, the air is too dry during winter and too humid in the summer. The likely causes of this kind of issues are inadequate equipment, leaky ductwork, or poor equipment operation. If you suspect this is the case with your system, ask a trained AC technician to determine whether you should replace your unit.
Your AC Uses R22 Refrigerant
Air Conditioning systems manufactured before January 2010 use a refrigerant called R22, which contains ozone-depleting agents. As of January 1, 2020, the production and import of this refrigerant will be phased out in the United States. This means that repairs for systems that use R22 will depend on potentially expensive stockpiles or reclaimed refrigerant. Check the label on your system to see if it uses R22 and, if so, seek the help of an AC professional.
At Zero Heating AC & Refrigeration we install, repair, maintain and replace equipment and service all brands of air conditioning. We offer dependable service delivered with the utmost professionalism.
We’re located at 4142 Hickory Sun, San Antonio, Texas. Contact us today using our website or through our social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter and to schedule a repair or to get an estimate. We also offer financing plans for your convenience!