When Should I Replace My Existing Air Conditioner

Replacing your air conditioner is always a big decision that comes with many costs. Your goal is to avoid it if you can, but sometimes you need it done. If you think you need to replace your air conditioning, call USA Home Improvement at (844) 468-7244.

If you’re looking at your options for replacing your air conditioning, here are some things to consider.

Do It Before It Dies

If your current system is on its last legs, you may want to consider a replacement before it’s too late. It can take time to get a contractor out to do a walkthrough and schedule your replacement.

Don’t let your unit die or you could be without air conditioning for days or weeks before you get a new unit. Plan and give yourself plenty of time. If your system is fifteen years old or older, be prepared for it to be nearing the end of its life.

Constant Repairs

If you find that you have to call a contractor on a fairly regular basis to troubleshoot, maintain, and fix your system, it may be time to stop spending that money on repairs that aren’t lasting and put it toward a new system.

This is especially true if you’ve spent more on repairs in the last few months that you would have on a new system. New systems are pricey, but constant repairs are also costly, not to mention frustrating and inconvenient.

Planning Renovations

If you have an older home and you have some renovation projects planned already, that’s a great time to think about upgrading your HVAC system. You’re already working on a demo to parts of your home that would need to be accessed to install a new system, so why not kill two birds with one stone?

Purchasing a New Home

If you’re planning a new build or purchasing a brand new home that hasn’t been built yet, it’s time to shop for a new HVAC system! But this could also be true for buying a home that’s already been lived in.

These are great times to evaluate the needs of the home and do some research on your options. While the HVAC system may not be the first thing on your mind, it can be a great way to get an upgrade and work it into the cost of the home, rather than having to pay out of pocket for a replacement a few years down the road.

Using the Advantages of the Off-Season

It’s probably not top of mind to replace your air conditioning or heating when you don’t need it, but that’s the best time to shop. Don’t do it during the summer and the winter when you need it. Look for a good deal on a replacement during the spring and fall when you aren’t using it.

Most companies are offering discounts when they’re not busy, so use that to your advantage.

Other Considerations

There are plenty of things to consider, like size, pricing, type of unit, tax credits, rebates, discounts, installation time, and age or condition of your current unit. Make sure you evaluate these factors when looking to replace your existing HVAC unit to make sure the price and the timing are right for you.

If you think it may be time to invest in a new heating and air conditioning system, give USA Home Improvement a call at (844) 468-7244 to get a consultation, ask questions, and determine whether the time is right for you. In some cases, you may only need a little bit of routine maintenance, while other cases may require a brand new system.