As a homeowner, you have to make tough financial decisions. None are more difficult though than when it comes to replacing your air conditioning unit. But when’s the best time to replace your HVAC system and make that big step? Here are a few signs that it’s time you consider replacing your air conditioner.

It’s More Than 10 Years Old 

On average, a well maintained air conditioner can last up to 15 years. But if your air conditioner’s repairs start to get costly and your air conditioner is more than 10 years old, it will make more sense to replace it. In the long run, replacing your air conditioner now will greatly help improve efficiency and help lower your monthly bills. 

Your Air Conditioner Frequently Breaks Down

This is one of the easier signs to detect. Having your A/C unit regularly maintenance can help prevent breakdowns. But if you’re air conditioner has been experiencing frequent breakdowns and the cost is beginning to add up, it’s a good sign that it’s time to replace the unit. In the end you will save yourself time and money. 

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Increasing Energy Bills 

So many things come down to money and that’s especially true for when’s the right time to replace yourHVAC system. As heating and cooling systems age, their efficiency tends to decline. This can make things even worse for homes that don’t have their systems serviced at least once a year. If you’re starting to notice that it is costing you more and more on your monthly energy bills, then it’s a good sign that the efficiency of your air conditioner is not up to the standard. 

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You’re Struggling To Keep Your Home At Comfortable Temperature 

When an HVAC system ages it will often struggle to keep your home at a consistent temperature. In some cases, this could be due to a damaged or an inaccurate thermostat, clogged filters, or major damage to the motors.

Noticeable temperature fluctuations usually mean that your air conditioning system isn’t strong enough to supply air throughout your home. In some cases, homeowners will opt to deal with the temperature changes, but as the monthly energy bills begin to increase this will indicate it’s a good time to upgrade and replace your air conditioner.

A new air conditioner unit doesn’t have to be an unexpected purchase. By keeping an eye on the performance of your air conditioner, you can determine when’s the best time to replace your HVAC system. Still not sure if you’re in need of a new air conditioner or not sure where to start? Join us at the upcoming Florida’s Largest Home Show to speak with the HVAC experts in your neighborhood.