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Should I Get A New AC Unit For My Home?

There are several reasons why you may have to replace your air conditioning unit for your home. While it might be a big expense to start with, in the long run, it will save you money and lower your carbon footprint. Continue reading for 6 reasons why you may need to replace your air conditioning unit.

Here are the top common signs that your AC needs repair. If none of these signs are the reason, it might be one of the signs below. 

  1. Unit continually cycles on and off
  2. AC starts blowing warm air
  3. Water pooling near the unit
  4. Sudden spike in utility bill
  5. Unusual noises or odors 

Those are the most common signs, but there are other signs that it's time for a new one. 

  •  Age

If your unit is over 10 years old, it is generally a good idea to consider replacement. Most air conditioners that have been well maintained during that time will last around 15 years, but if it is close to the 10-year mark, it is a good idea to go ahead and replace it. This is due to the fact that as technology grows, more efficient models come out. These offer more features and help you to save energy. 

  • Inefficient

If you have a low SEER rating with your air conditioner, you are just burning up dollars each time you use it. You will want your SEER at 13 or higher. If you have a unit that is below 13 it is a good idea to replace it so that you are not wasting money.

  • Expensive Repairs

If you have called a repair person out, and they have informed you that you will need an expensive repair, you will want to compare prices. Sit down and figure out if you will be better to repair or replace. If the repair is over a few hundred dollars, a replacement might be in order.

  • Frequent Repairs

If your air conditioning unit frequently needs repairs, it needs to be replaced. You do not want to continue throwing money at something that is just going to break down again. You will just keep dealing with the headache of breakdowns and expensive repairs.

  • Use of R 22 Refrigerant

The use of R22 Freon is being phased out. It was deemed that Freon needed to be done away with in order to conserve energy. The costs of Freon are quickly becoming astronomical because it is harder to get. If your machine needs Freon, you are looking at a very costly repair. Instead of facing this type of expense, it would be easier to switch over to a new system that uses the new refrigerant R410A.

  • Unit Is Not Cooling Your Home Well

If your unit is not keeping your home cool enough, it could be time for a replacement. Not cooling your home could be a sign of several different things. Your air conditioner is not sized correctly or your machine is just aging out. There is no point in running a system that will not keep your home cool. You will want to replace the system as soon as possible.

If you decide that your system needs replacing, you will want to find a reputable company like Extreme Air & Electric. If you are having a problem with your system, our technicians offer services for air conditioning repair in West Melbourne.  Call Extreme Air & Electric to get a consultation today.