When it's time to replace your air conditioning system, there are several factors to consider. The size of the new unit is one of the most important. A unit that is too small won't be able to effectively heat or cool your home, while a unit that is too large won't work efficiently, resulting in higher energy bills. To ensure you get the right size, it's important to get a unit that is approved by Goldilocks.
Energy efficiency should also be a top priority when selecting a new HVAC system. Heaters and air conditioners are typically manufactured to be more efficient than their predecessors. According to the Department of Energy, even if your air conditioner is only 10 years old, you can save 20-40% on cooling costs by replacing it with a newer, more energy efficient model. If you're having problems with your current system, it may not make sense to replace it with the same type.
When buying a replacement for an HVAC system, there's more to consider than just price. Repairing an HVAC unit that will need to be replaced in less than four years isn't cost-effective. If your energy bill is still rising, it's likely that your system needs maintenance or replacement. Sealing leaks and properly insulating your home can help your air conditioning system work more efficiently and may mean you don't need a replacement yet.
If you start to notice any signs of trouble in your air conditioning system, contact Ready & Able for repairs or replacement. However, regardless of the preventive maintenance you carry out on your air conditioning system, there comes a time when repairs are no longer enough and it's time to replace it. An air leak could be the cause of the problem in your air conditioning system and will likely be less expensive than replacing it.