Whether you’re planning ahead or think your AC is on its final stretch, knowing when you should replace your system can save you money and make the process less stressful. Here are a few things to help you figure out the best time for an AC replacement.
How Old is Your AC?
Begin by asking yourself how old your AC is. A traditional system should last 10-15 years, and a ductless AC should last closer to 20 years. If your AC is close to the end of its lifespan or older, you should consider replacing it and reaping the benefits of a more reliable, efficient system.
Is It Getting More Expensive to Run Your AC?
It’s also important to note the cost of keeping your current AC system running when you start wondering about whether to replace it. Sometimes homeowners are faced with the choice of getting a new AC or continuing to pour money into their old one. In the long run, it might be more cost-effective to replace your current AC system if it…
- Frequently needs repairs
- Causes unreasonably high energy bills
- Works unreliably
Strategize Your Timing
Your seasonal timing for AC installation can save you a lot of money. Because summer and winter are the busiest seasons for HVAC companies, prices are higher and scheduling is more difficult. Trying to replace your AC during these busy seasons can be a bit like driving during rush hour — you’ll get there eventually, but your commute will be shorter if you leave earlier or later.
If you plan to replace your AC system during the spring or fall, you’ll likely receive a better bargain during the slow season. In addition to saving money, scheduling the installation will be easier and allow you to have your new system installed faster.
Picking the Right Company
Picking the right AC company is just as important as picking the right timing for your AC. Different companies offer different central air units and warranties, so you shouldn’t settle for a system with a lower SEER rating or a short warranty. Choose a company that offers the service you want, whether that means high energy efficiency, warranties or great customer service.
Lee’s Air is the perfect choice for your AC replacement, with a wide variety of units and FREE replacement estimates. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Lee’s Air today.