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Is Your Air Conditioner Ready to Be Replaced?

air-conditioner-ready-replacedThere’s no denying that summertime is well on its way. In fact, with our soaring temperatures the past couple of weeks, we’d guess that you’re already using your air conditioner on a consistent basis. So, if your AC system is on the older side, then we advise you take a close look to determine if it’s going to reliably get you through another cooling season.

If it can, then that’s great. If not, however, then there is no time like the present to have a replacement AC system installed. Doing so, as soon as possible, grants you the benefits of improved efficiency a new system will bring. But what are the signs that you do in fact need Reston, VA air conditioner replacement services?

Age

There are a number of symptoms that are worth mentioning, and that we’ll get to. In and of themselves, each of these symptoms may not constitute a need for a replacement on their own, but a combination of these symptoms certainly indicates you need a change. The leading one we’re going to talk about is age.

The average cooling system, when properly maintained, is designed to last 10 to 15 years. Anything older than this is going to start showing the effects of natural wear and tear, and is definitely a candidate for replacement.

An Expired Warranty

Your manufacturer’s warranty covers the components of your AC system for a set period of time. This ensures that your repair costs stay down as long as it’s in effect (and as long as you keep scheduling maintenance, which is more often than not a requirement of the warranty).

With proper tune-ups, an AC system can actually last for months, and even years, after the warranty expires. However, if the warranty has expired and either of the following two symptoms are inflicting your cooling system, replacement might be the best option.

Frequent Repairs

Air conditioners wear out over the years—it’s natural. Even the most well-cared-for systems are going to experience wear and tear, meaning that you’ll need to make repairs more often. However, if you find that you’re calling for repairs every few months as opposed to once a year like you used to, it’s time to consider the economic benefits that a replacement would grant you.

In general, we recommend that if your next repair is going to cost half of what a replacement system would, then it just makes more financial sense to choose the replacement.

Increased Cooling Bills

Your cooling bills will also rise as your system gets older—this is a sign of advancing age and multiple worn parts that cannot do their job as well as they used to.

But if they’re spiking, or have reached a point that really just isn’t reasonably affordable anymore, then there’s a good chance that your air conditioner just can’t work as efficiently as it once did, and it’s time for a replacement.

For expert air conditioning services from a company known for competence and value, contact AllTech Services, Inc. today!

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