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When Is The Best Time For An Air Conditioning Replacement?

March 10, 2021

Repair or Replace?

Confused? Let us help!

It’s quite a head-scratcher deciding when and if to get a replacement for your air conditioner in Denver. Many HVAC professionals recommend AC replacement whenever a problem arises. But an expert HVAC company understands that there’s more than just replacement. At JD’s Plumbing Heating &AC, we apply a balanced approach. After understanding the entire situation, we proceed with repairs wherever possible and only suggest replacement when the AC equipment is over 15 years old.

Situations like these are usually when the homeowners decide on just getting a new unit.

The following are some factors that determine the best time for getting an air conditioner replacement:

Poor Performance:

With time, you might start to notice that your air conditioner’s performance is going down the hill, even though it isn’t old. Sometimes issues develop with the units due to lack of proper maintenance leading to unnecessary repairs and damages.

It starts getting harder for your air conditioner to keep working efficiently under such circumstances. Additionally, you will notice increased energy bills because your air conditioner isn’t working efficiently. It is usually a tell-tale sign that your air conditioner needs to be replaced.

To find out about how much energy your air conditioner should ideally consume, refer to EnergyStar’s EnergyGuide, which shows the SEER rating of your product.

If you are confused, give the experts at JD’s Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning a call to offer guidance right away!

Recurrent Repairs:

Another tell-tale sign, a warning bell!

It is always a relief when the problem with your air conditioner’s performance gets solved by simply replacing a part. Homeowners find it comforting that they saved the cost of buying a new system entirely. However, don’t be fooled. If your air conditioner repeatedly requires new part replacement and is costing more than its price on service visits and repair costs, you might have to consider the possibility of buying a new system entirely. We know it’s a hard decision to buy a new air conditioning system. That’s why experts at JD’s Plumbing will help you at every step of the way in finding the right unit as per your budget and needs.

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Failing of Integral Components

You should also think about getting a new system if the integral parts of your air conditioner like the condenser or the compressor fail frequently. These parts are quite expensive, and once you add in the labor costs, you can very well imagine the total replacement costs. Repairing or replacing them more than once can, very likely, get even more expensive than the cost of a new system.

This scenario can be avoided by scheduling periodic maintenance checkups or every time you notice even a slight decline in the cooling performance.

Free Guide: Air Conditioner Maintenance Guide Denver 2021
 

End of the Road:

Sadly, if your air conditioning unit has reached or is nearing the end of its lifespan, replacement is up ahead. According to research by the US Department of Energy, the average lifespan of an air conditioning unit ranges between 15 to 20 years at the most.

At this point in time, investing more money in AC repairs isn’t the wisest solution to efficiency problems. Additionally, newer models have much more energy-efficient and environment-friendly features like the R410a refrigerant, unlike the R22 in older models.

The latest air conditioners in the market work better, save energy and make much less noise as compared to the old ones.

If you have further questions or are unsure about which way to go, give us a call at JD’s Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning and let us assist you.
 
If you have reached the decision to buy a new air conditioner, follow these guidelines for a better purchasing experience.

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When to Purchase a New Air Conditioner?

Interestingly, the prices of air conditioning units fluctuate throughout the year. For home cooling systems, if you want to get a good price, try buying in the off-season, like early spring or winters, because the prices are down due to lack of demand. As temperatures rise, so do the air conditioner prices.

Some Benefits of Buying in Winter Include:

  • There are fewer buyers in the market. While this is safe in terms of the COVID-19 scare, it is also a good time to avail discounted prices. The HVAC companies offer discounts, and installation charges aren’t as high as in the summers.
  • You will have more time to study various kinds of units and make a well-informed decision. For a better decision, you can get multiple evaluations of your home done by professionals and get price estimates from different manufacturing companies and HVAC installation experts.

Let JD’s Plumbing Heating & AC take care of all your AC repairs and replacement needs. Now is the best time for AC replacement in Denver because it will get unbearably hot in the coming months. Give us a call, and we’ll guide you according to your requirements.

Read Next: The History of Air Conditioning

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