Certain businesses have popped out the pumpkin spice lattes early and discussions of the fall season are coming up more and more. But that doesn’t mean our area is done with the heat. Because we are in North Carolina, we still have several weeks left of high temperatures and this is not the time to lose your air conditioner.
The truth is however that this may have been the last summer that your air conditioner can keep your home cool. If your AC system is on its last leg, you’ll need help from an HVAC contractor in Holly Springs, NC to get your home comfortable again. That’s where we come in.
Is My Air Conditioner Ready to Retire?
If your air conditioner is in its final days of serving your home, it is important to get your replacement scheduled and taken care of ASAP. To do that, you need to know what the signs are that you need a replacement rather than repairs for this system. Here are the indicators to watch out for:
- Your AC is getting too old. Most air conditioners are built to last a minimum of 10 years. If well-maintained, your system can last between 10 to 15 years in total. If your AC unit is over 10 or nearing 15 years in operation, it is time to start planning for a replacement. Even if your system works perfectly, it won’t be able to keep up with the efficiency offered by more modern options.
- Your system can’t cool your home anymore. What point is there in keeping around an air conditioner that doesn’t cool your home? If you have multiple issues with your system no matter how many repairs you get done, it means it is time to replace your AC. Otherwise, all you are paying for is an oversized fan!
- You need frequent and expensive repairs. Repairs aren’t avoidable with your air conditioner but that doesn’t mean you should schedule them regularly. If your system needs frequent repairs (think each year), it means that your AC unit is likely in need of retirement. The same applies if your repairs are getting increasingly expensive—a rule of thumb to remember is that a repair that is equal to half or more of the cost of a new AC is too much.
Replacing Your AC System
When you need a new air conditioning system, you don’t want to delay this job. It takes time to remove the old AC unit properly and install and size the new one. Only a professional like the ones on the team at Sloan Service Company, Inc., can do this job. We can help you select your next system (central, heat pump, or ductless) and get your replacement taken care of so you can enjoy a reliably cool home again.
Sloan Service Company, Inc. keeps Raleigh area homeowners comfortable 365 days a year. When you need a team of contractors you can rely on for help, you can come to us.
We are your Heating, Cooling, & Electrical Experts. Contact us today.