At Valley, we understand that keeping your home at the right temperature at the right time can be a hard thing to achieve.
Although many advancements have been made in the AC industry, allowing systems to have longer lifespans than ever, the time will come when you need to replace your hard-working AC. If your AC is made of quality materials and has been properly maintained for the first decade of its life, it’s very likely that your system’s issues can be resolved by professional repairs. However, this is not always the case. Some AC damage is so significant that it would be more cost-effective to replace your system.
Signs that it’s time to replace your AC unit include:
A reputable HVAC contractor can assess your AC and help you make an informed decision about whether you should repair or replace it. If you decide to go with a new unit, you may or may not have to replace your home’s current ductwork, depending on its age, current condition, and compatibility with the new AC equipment.
How to Ensure an AC Lasts as Long as Possible
Purchasing a new air conditioner is no small investment. It’s only natural to wonder what you can do to prolong the life of your AC, so you don’t have to be concerned about replacing it before its time. Extending the lifespan of your AC system depends on several factors, some of which come long before you ever turn on your unit for the first time.
First, you need an air conditioner that is properly sized for your space. Improperly sized units are forced to work harder than they should. This additional strain not only increases the frequency of repairs but also decreases the useful life of your unit. On top of choosing the correct size, it’s also important to ensure your AC is rightly installed. Installations that are conducted incorrectly can result in various forms of damage to your system, which again will diminish its ability to last as long as it should. Once the system is installed, you should also schedule routine maintenance to make sure it has everything it needs to operate powerfully for many years to come.
To ensure your unit is installed and repaired the right way, just reach out to Valley Air Heating and Air Conditioning at (805) 288-7245 or contact us online.
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