Summer is on its way here in Denver, CO, which means that prudent homeowners will be taking a close look at their air conditioning systems to ensure that they’re working correctly. You may be considering an upgrade to a new air conditioning system, and if you are, now is the time to strike: in the spring, when the weather is cooler and you can easily do without your air conditioner for a day or two. But a new air conditioner can be an expensive investment, and while it has numerous advantages, you shouldn’t embark upon such an endeavor until you know the time is right. “When is it time to replace my air conditioner?” you ask. A few key factors can help guide your decision.
The question of replacing an air conditioner usually comes down to cost. Does the price of keeping the old unit maintained outweigh the price of ditching it and installing a new one? That can be a tricky line to determine, though two factors can influence it. The first is the frequency and severity of repairs. If your old system is breaking down more than it should and you’re looking at a high frequency of repairs, it may be beneficial to simply replace it rather than dealing with the constant problems. The same is true if you’re looking at a big repair for an older model. The cost may be large enough and your system sufficiently old enough to simply install a new one.
Air conditioners don’t automatically require replacement when they get older, especially if they’ve been well-maintained. But age does enter into the equation when breakdowns and repairs get involved. Furthermore, older units are usually less efficient than new ones, and may lack more modern bells and whistles as well. The more time passes, the easier it becomes to contemplate a new system instead of repairing the old.
When it’s time to replace your air conditioner, the experts at Bell Plumbing and Heating are ready to help. Give us a call today and let us show you what we can do!