For many of us, August used to signal the end of summer- but not in North Carolina. We have many hot days still ahead and your air conditioner will still need attention. However, August also brings nationwide end of season sales from manufacturers. So, if your AC unit is 10 years or older, you might want to consider a replacement option before it dies on you.
Your car is a good comparison. You don’t wait until you break down and are left stranded on the road. You should not wait until your AC breaks down, but plan to take advantage of the sales. As a homeowner in the Triangle, sooner or later you’ll be faced with a tough decision about your air conditioner. When your AC unit begins to show its age, you’ll have to decide between AC replacement or repairs. So which is best for your HVAC system? Rapid Repair Experts has the answers.
Constant AC repairs in Raleigh, NC
No matter how well maintained, all air conditioners will need repairs at some point. Typically, this is no cause for alarm. However, if you notice that your repairs are increasing in price and frequency, it could be a sign that your AC unit is on its last leg. At a certain point, it will begin costing more than it’s worth. When this happens, it’s time to consider AC replacement.
Save the environment and your wallet
If your air conditioner is over 12 years old, it’s probably time to begin looking for a new one. Newer systems can save you 40%, 50% or more based on new technology. So, even if your air conditioner is still chugging along, it’s costing you far more in energy bills than a new unit would be. Ask yourself: When gasoline was $4.50 a gallon, did it make sense to keep a car that got 10 MPG even if it was running? These energy savings can easily make up for the cost of a new air conditioner. In addition, older units typically run on R-22 refrigerant. Because of its ozone-depleting effects, R-22 production will be banned by 2020. So again, it saves your money and the environment.
Need another reason to upgrade
Of course, no homeowner looks forward to the day when they have to buy a new air conditioner. But new equipment will not only start paying for itself with lower utility costs, it will keep you more comfortable. Add to that the peace of mind of a 10 year parts warranty and no surprise failures in the middle of the night, and it makes sense even if these units were not on special end of season sales. Saying goodbye to your old air conditioner doesn’t have to be painful!
Call Rapid Repair Experts today, or click here to ask about AC replacement!