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4 Indicators Your AC Needs to Be Replaced

The temperatures outside are getting warmer and warmer. On those days when the heat becomes too much to be enjoyable, you will want to be able to count on your home providing a nice cool retreat. But if your air conditioner is only able to provide a few degrees of difference from the temperature outside despite working nonstop, you probably have a problem on your hands.

No air conditioner lasts forever. If you’re noticing that something seems wrong with your AC, then it may be time to consider getting it checked to see if you require an upgrade. While repairs can help in most cases, you don’t want to bother fixing a system that is better off being replaced.

Let’s look at the indicators that you need an AC replacement in Kelowna so you can get your new system in place before you have to struggle through months with no relief from the heat.

These 4 Signs Mean You Should Upgrade Your AC

If you need to replace your air conditioner, you’ll want to get this task taken care of quickly. Here are the warning signs that you should talk to a technician about an upgrade today

  1. Your air conditioner is 15+ years old. While air conditioners can last a long time, they tend to need an upgrade after 10 to 15 years of use. This is because, at this point, even maintenance and repairs won’t be able to stop the deterioration of the system. What’s more, after a decade, a newer system will offer efficiency and effectiveness that a 10 to 15-year-old system just can’t match.
  2. The system needs yearly repairs. How often does your air conditioner need to be repaired lately? If you have a decade-old system that has needed repairs once a year for the last three years, then you are better off replacing it. This is a system on its way to a breakdown in the near future.
  3. Your repair bills are too high. You shouldn’t brush off overly expensive repair bills either. If the cost of a repair could pay for more than half of the price of a new system, your money is far better spent upgrading.
  4. The system isn’t producing cool air anymore. Your air conditioner’s primary purpose is to pull heat out of the air in your home to produce cool airflow. If the system can’t do this despite maintenance and repairs, then what you have is an overly expensive fan. Don’t keep a system that doesn’t work in your home.

We know that many people hesitate to upgrade their air conditioner because it is a pricey service. However, a new system has the ability to pay for itself through money saved on energy bills due to increased efficiency. Still, we understand that you may have questions about your next steps. You can count on us to answer your questions and provide the quality service you need.

When you need an AC replacement, book an appointment with the experts at Comfort Tech Heating & Cooling. We guarantee your comfort with every job we do. 

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