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Is It Time to Retire Your AC?

Now that we’re not depending so much on our air conditioning systems, we can finally start to look at the long term. While pumpkin carving season is upon us and you’ve likely got some good scary movies and costumes lined up, the age of your air conditioner might be the most terrifying thing of all.

Just like the ghosts we’re going to see trick or treating, your air conditioner might be about to expire and turn into a ghost itself. But as a homeowner, you might benefit tremendously if you’re ready for that expiration and can invest in AC replacement when it’s necessary. Or, if your air conditioner still has a few years left, you can instead opt for AC repair in Manteca, CA.

The choice might be yours, but you’ll want to make sure you make the smartest choice you can. Keep reading and be sure to call a team of experts for their opinion before you pay for a service that might be expensive.

The Age Matters

The age of your air conditioner really matters when determining if repair or replacement is a better option. There are two main reasons for this.

  1. The first reason for age being an important factor is the fact that all components in an air conditioner are designed to last between 10-15 years before reaching the end of their lifespans. This means that your system is running on borrowed time if it extends beyond this timeframe.
  2. The second important reason to consider your system’s age is the fact that repairs only target certain problems and components. We can’t fix every component in your system without racking up a pretty substantial repair bill. This makes replacement worth it when multiple components begin to fail.

Weigh how old your system is with your budget to determine if a replacement is worth the cost.

Poor Efficiency

Your air conditioner should also be cooling your home relatively efficiently. If it’s costing 20% more to cool than it used to (and it’s not just due to higher utility prices), then it could be from parts getting worn down and less efficient.

A brand-new air conditioner will work at peak efficiency and will continue to do so as long as you get it maintained. Consider this option when evaluating whether a repair is worth it.

Frequent Repairs

Frequent repairs are a nuisance, but they’re also a sign that your system is beginning to fail. Think about it this way, if your air conditioner is at least 10 years old, you shouldn’t pay for more than one repair per year. Before you call for a second fix, evaluate getting the system replaced by one that lasts longer.

It’s Just Not Cutting It

If your home is uncomfortable, that’s a problem. We’d argue that an air conditioner that doesn’t meet your own personal preferences and standards is not worth the cost to fix or maintain. Get it replaced by a system that you’re happy with, so you can feel pride about getting it fixed by professionals in the long run.

Schedule repairs, a replacement, or join the Love Club today by contacting DeHart Plumbing, Heating, and Air Inc.

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