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When to Replace Your AC Unit

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. You’ve had your trusty AC unit through many harsh summers and now it’s on its last leg. The multiple repairs its undergone still hasn’t fixed the issues and it has become more expensive to maintain. If your air conditioning is falling apart and leaving you with no air when you need it the most, it’s time to give it a Viking funeral and purchase a new unit.

Instead of waiting for your AC to fall apart and be without cool air for a while, we at Interstate want you to know the signs to look for so you can replace it without having to suffer the Oklahoma heat. Replacing your unit can be expensive so it’s important to know when it is no longer considered functional. It can also be expensive to do constant repairs on it to try and push off replacing it. Check out these signs that it’s time to replace your AC unit so you can know how to plan accordingly!

Your Air Conditioner is More Than 10 Years Old. Most well-maintained AC units can last up to 15 years. However, once your AC goes past its 10th birthday, repairs become far more expensive. It’s also a good idea to replace it after 10 years because the technology for AC units is constantly evolving and growing. Having an updated unit can save you money and energy in the future.

You Experience Frequent Breakdowns from Your AC. Does it seem like your AC is constantly breaking down? Are you calling Interstate Heat & Air almost every month because of a new problem with your unit? These repair costs can really add up! It doesn’t make sense to keep making them on older units. Save yourself the headaches and money by investing in a new unit.

Your AC Related Expenses are Increasing. If your utility bills are going up and there isn’t any change in the way you are using your AC, that’s a strong indication that your system is no longer as efficient as it should be. Expensive repairs on your AC and the frequency with which you have to have your system repaired is also a strong sign your unity needs to be replaced.

There is Excessive Noise and Dust in Your Home. The constant presence of dust in your home – even after cleaning, is a good indication that there are leaks in the ductwork. Those leaks will compromise the efficiency of your air conditioning system, and that will increase the operating cost. If your air conditioner is excessively noisy, there is a good possibility that your duct system isn’t large enough for the square footage of your home. It’s also possible that you have a problem with the unit’s indoor coil.

You are Experiencing Cooling and Humidity Inconsistencies. Your home’s air conditioner is supposed to remove humidity from the air because excessive humidity makes the space more uncomfortable. When it functions, your system will maintain consistent temperatures throughout your home. When the cooling portion of your HVAC system can’t do these things, either your equipment is malfunctioning, or there are issues with your ductwork. Think about the cost of repairing these problems, and ask yourself if it is worth your while to spend the money on repairs.

These warning signs may be an indication that you should think about replacing your air conditioning system. It’s natural to be concerned about the cost of replacing part of your HVAC unit. It’s an expensive purchase, and a huge investment in your home. Don’t panic at the prospect of having to come up with a lot of money upfront. A new air conditioning unit may wind up eliminating the constant repair costs, and lower your utility bills enough to help you recoup part of your investment. A newer, more energy-efficient air conditioning system will also increase the resale value of your home.

If you are interested in replacing your AC unit, call the pros at Interstate Heat & Air today! We are experts on all AC repairs and replacements. We even service all AC models! Check out our financing options as well. At Interstate Heating and Air Conditioning, we are here to help you get the job done, at an affordable, manageable rate. We want to make purchasing your new heating and air conditioning system a convenience, rather than an obstacle. Call us today at 405-794-8900!


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By |2017-07-14T06:00:13+00:00July 14th, 2017|Air Conditioning, Budget, HVAC|0 Comments

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