New Air Conditioner? When Do I need One?

Deciding on a new AC Unit - Primo AC and Heating Services - Edinburg, TX

Article by – JAY – Primo AC Technician

Thinking about getting a new air conditioner? Have you been having that funny feeling that you might be needing a new ac unit very soon? Well your instincts are probably right on point. In this article we will cover some basic reason and criteria you can use to determine whether or not you will need a Air Conditioning Installation in Edinburg, TX or anywhere you may live.

Your AC is Older.

Even with PRIMO’s advanced maintenance, inspection and repair specialist on the job, you air conditioner will last a long time. But let’s face it, all things mechanical, when given enough time will fail and need to be replaced with a newer system

We tell all our customers that the average lifespan of an AC Unit is 10 years. With PRIMO’s scheduled maintenance services it can be extended even further. However, if you reading this and you havn’t had the pleasure of having us routinely services your ac unit, then you’re looking at a 10 year window max. If yours is over 10 years old, you should start looking into replacements. When replacing an ac unit, there are a few things to consider and keep in mind. We will go through a few of those with you right now, and we hope that this will help you in deciding the proper course of action for your home comfort.

Does your AC have Frequent Breakdowns?

Relatively well maintained and conditioned HVAC systems can and do go out randomly and for any reason. Scheduling an AC repair service quickly is paramount to making sure small problems don’t turn into huge problems that could negatively compromise your AC’s potential lifespan.

Like we said some breakdowns are expected to happen, but if your breakdown are frequently happening, then it is time to purchase a new AC unit. Making the decision to buy a whole new system maybe a scary thought when considering your pocketbook, but it actuality, this decision will save you money in the long run. We encourage you to not get weighed down on the initial cost of a new AC unit, but think about the repairs that you have already done. Your air conditioner will only deteriorate further and each repair may get more and more costly. Eventually, there will be no repair available to fix your dead AC unit. You will be in a much better position if you take the leap and get a new AC unit now.

Do you have High Energy Bills?

As AC units age, they become less efficient. This can lead to very high energy bills. Again this gives you yet another reason to consider buying a new air conditioner system.

There are also newer systems to consider. Even if your AC unit it working properly and for the most part has not created a huge spike in your energy bills, new technologies and systems are making the ac unit very energy friendly. These Innovations in HVAC technology are happening quickly, and as a result are producing models that have a great energy efficiency. Upgrading to a newer, more advanced unit will definitely help bring down your energy costs, and also help the environment.

Are you doing a Home Expansion?

There are different sizes of air condition units. this is definitely something to keep in mind of you are going to add to your home. More square footage means more space your air conditioner needs too cool or heat.

If your adding to your home then getting a bigger unit is probably something that you should think about doing. A common misconception is that a larger unit means a higher energy cost. But thats not the always the case. In fact a larger unit pushed more air and will cool your home faster than a smaller unit would. Meaning that your air conditioner will have to run less than a smaller AC unit would. Your homes air will heat up at the same rate regardless, but cooling it should be quick and efficient. Don’t shy away from a larger unit when it could be the best decision for your home you can make when it comes to your AC needs.

So what did we learn?

At the end of the day, frequent repairs, higher energy costs, and home expansion are just a few reasons to consider when deciding if your home needs a new AC unit. We highly encourage you to give us a call so that we can help walk you through the process and make the best decision for you and your family.

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