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Repair or Replace Your AC Unit?

Replacing your air conditioning system is an investment, and homeowners often hold onto their air conditioners longer than they should to delay the expense. The irony is, with a timely replacement, you’ll end up saving in the long run. If you notice any of the signs outlined below, give National Heating and Air Conditioning a call to learn if you are a candidate for repair or replacement of your air conditioner unit.

Your AC Unit is Getting Old

The average air conditioner lasts up to 10 years. At this point, even well-maintained systems will experience less reliable performance and decreased efficiency. Years of dust and dirt buildup can also lead to poor indoor air quality.

It’s wise to start browsing for replacement options before you have an emergency breakdown. Explore brands, learn about efficiency ratings and keep an eye out for specials that can save you money. Then, the next time your air conditioner acts up, you’ll be ready to upgrade it as a routine home improvement project, not a stressful emergency replacement.

The Air Conditioner Breaks Down Frequently

It’s normal for an air conditioner to need minor repairs every few years, but if breakdowns have been occurring frequently, it’s time to reassess your options. Don’t go another week with unpredictable AC performance — consider replacing your air conditioning unit before it abandons you on the hottest day of the year.

Repair Costs are Going Up

AC breakdowns aren’t just inconvenient — they can be expensive. The money you’re pouring into repairs could go toward a brand-new system.

Your Energy Bills are on the Rise

Older air conditioners are less efficient to begin with, but they lose even more of their ability to cool effectively as they age. Carefully watch your utility bills. Remember, your older air conditioner is probably rated 10 SEER or less, and likely performs below this original efficiency rating. When you upgrade from a standard unit to a more efficient unit with a higher SEER rating, you can expect your cooling bills to drop. Higher efficiency units yield even greater savings.

The Air Conditioner Runs on R-22 Refrigerant

In response to the Clean Air Act of 1990, the EPA is phasing out R-22 refrigerant (Freon), and replacing it with cleaner R-410A, or Puron. Because Freon is no longer in production, the cost of existing supplies has risen substantially in recent years.

Do your part for the environment and replace your R-22 AC unit sooner rather than later.

The AC No Longer Keeps Your Home Comfortable

Aging air conditioners struggle to maintain adequate air circulation. This causes some rooms to feel too warm while others are over-cooled. In addition to keeping your home cool, air conditioners also regulate the humidity. Homes with older AC units tend to feel muggy. If you find yourself continually adjusting the thermostat because you feel cool but clammy, this could be a sign your AC is on its last legs.

For more HVAC tips, or to schedule AC repair, installation or maintenance in Cincinnati – Northern Kentucky area, call National Heating and Air Conditioning at 513.621.4620.

FAQs

What Temperature Should I Set on My Thermostat?

The ideal temperature to set on your thermostat will vary by season. In the summer, it's recommended that you set your thermostat between 70˚ and 75˚ while you're at home. When you're away from home, setting the thermostat nearer to 80˚ can save energy, which will save you money on…

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What Size HVAC System Do I Need?

The best size for your new HVAC system will depend on a number of factors, like: The size and layout of your home The number of windows and doors your home has The cooling load required to meet your comfort needs The best way to ensure you select a perfectly…

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How Long Does An Air Conditioner Last?

The lifespan of an AC system will depend on various factors, like: The type, brand, and model of the system you have Whether the system was installed properly How frequently it's used How often it receives maintenance service On average, air conditioners can last about 10 to 15 years. The…

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How Often Should I Schedule AC Maintenance?

We recommend air conditioner maintenance service at least twice a year, once before you turn your system on for spring or summer and again before you shut your system down in fall or winter. If anyone in your family has respiratory issues or a compromised immune system, more frequent AC…

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