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Is It Time for a New AC System?

air conditioner with tools on top and technician's hands working on itAn air conditioner is going to be a vital part of your home for a large part of the year when you live in West Palm Beach. While many AC units are built to last, they aren’t going to last forever. You are going to need a new air conditioning system after years of use and trust us when we say that you want to get that replacement service done before your current one gives up the ghost.

The question you may be asking though is how to tell whether or not you need to be looking for a replacement system yet or if you can just get by with a repair for another season. Thankfully, we can provide you with some guidelines that will help you discover if it is time to reach out to our team for an air conditioner replacement in Boca Raton.

How to Tell It Is Time for a New AC

There are a few different things that are going to help you determine if and when you need to replace your trusty old air conditioner. Keep watch for these warning signs so you can replace your system before it breaks down and leaves you with no comfort until a technician can come by to perform the replacement.

  • Your AC is getting too old. As we mentioned, your system isn’t going to last forever. Even a well-maintained air conditioner is going to tap out between 10 and 15 years of use. If your unit is over 12 years old it is time to start planning for a replacement. If it is over 15 years old, you should set up a replacement service sooner than later.
  • Your system can’t do its job well anymore. Your air conditioner has one key job which is to provide cool air for your home. If it doesn’t do this, all you have in your home is an oversized and expensive fan. An AC system that isn’t able to cool your home effectively needs to be replaced by one that can.
  • Repairs have become too frequent and expensive. With or without maintenance services you should only need air conditioner repairs once every couple of years. At the most, one repair a year is possible though it does indicate a system on its way out. If you are encountering an AC with a lot of repairs needs, or even one that just has an egregiously expensive repair, you should replace it before it breaks down. Remember, if a repair is equal to half or more of the cost of a new system it is better to just upgrade.

If you are noticing that your air conditioner seems to be on its last leg, we strongly advise that you reach out to start the replacement process sooner than later. You want to get ahead of the issue before it fully takes away your ability to stay comfortable. Our professional technicians can help determine if you need a replacement or not and assist in choosing and installing your new unit.

Contact Envirotech Air Quality Services to schedule an appointment.

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