Should You Replace Your Air Conditioner This Year?

Is your air conditioner running on its last leg? Planning for replacement can mean the difference between a smooth transition and an emergency in the middle of the hottest day of the summer. While you can’t tell what is going on inside your air conditioner, and sudden problems can develop, at any time, there are certain signs to look for that show it’s time to start planning for replacement.

Things to Consider Before Replacing Your Air Conditioner

1. How Old Is Your Unit?

An air conditioning system is designed to last about 15 years with proper maintenance. When your system gets to be around 10 years old, you will want to start thinking about replacement. Planning at the 10-year mark will help you save for when you actually need to replace it, and will also give you some time to decide what new features and technologies you need.

2. How Efficient Is the System?

Over time, air conditioners start to lose efficiency. Also, technology is constantly changing, and with it comes increasingly efficient air conditioners. This combination means that you could have inflated energy bills simply because your air conditioner is old. If the unit has a SEER rating of 13 or below, you can benefit significantly by upgrading to a more efficient model.

3. Have You Had to Call for Multiple Repairs?

If you’re facing an expensive pending air conditioner repair, or if you’re finding that repair is becoming a routine part of your life, and your system is a decade or more old, then it’s time to consider replacement. There comes a point when continuing to pour money into an old, outdated machine just doesn’t make sense. The Peninsula team can help with both repairs and replacement, and we can help you weigh the pros and cons of both options.

4. Is Your Home Uncomfortable?

If your home feels hot and stuffy, it may be because your air conditioner is just too old or is improperly sized for your home. Replacing the unit with a newer and properly sized one will ensure a cool and comfortable home. Let the Peninsula team help you weigh your options to find one that will keep your home more comfortable.

5. Does Your Unit Use R22 Freon?

Finally, if your unit is using R22 Freon, you need to consider replacement. This refrigerant is being phased out in favor of a new option,R410A. This is a more environmentally-friendly coolant, and eventually the R22 Freon is going to be difficult to get. Switching to a new unit, especially if yours is starting to have Freon leaks, is a wise choice.

Call Peninsula for Air Conditioner Replacement in Maryland & Delaware

Are you ready to enjoy a cooler, more comfortable home with a reliable air conditioner? If you’re noticing any of these problems, then it’s time to talk to Peninsula. Our experienced team will help you weigh the pros and cons of replacement, choose a properly sized unit and ensure that your home stays comfortable. Contact Peninsula today to discuss air conditioner replacement for your Maryland or Delaware home.

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