Finding Trusted Home Air Conditioning Replacement Contractors Near You
Before finding qualified cooling specialists, most people that require our service ask us whether they should fix their old cooling system or simply get an upgraded one. This is a very common question among homeowners with aging cooling systems. The average lifespan for a home cooling unit is 15 years. This can vary significantly based on how well the unit is cared for over the years, so it’s entirely possible to get several more years out of it. In general, when considering when to upgrade to a new system, we recommend weighing the cost of repairs against the cost of a new system and factor in the age of your current unit. If your repair costs will run upwards of 30% or more of the cost of a new unit and your current unit is at least 10-12 years old, it may be time to upgrade.
What can I look for before calling a professional?
Depending on what you’re experiencing with your cooling system, there are a few things you can try in an effort to fix things yourself. If you notice your AC isn’t cooling your home as much as it should be or you’ve noticed ice forming on the exterior of the unit, it could be as simple as a clogged filter. Other common issues include a malfunctioning thermostat or even a tripped circuit breaker. If you’ve checked these items and your home still isn’t being properly cooled, it’s likely time to call the experts.