Planning to replace your old AC is an important decision. Here are some factors you should consider when you are thinking about upgrade your old AC.
On average, an AC keeps going for 10-15 years. If the AC is 15 years old, it is smart to start planning for new AC installation before it fails.
Freon also known as R-22 refrigerant is no longer being produced as a result of its bad effects on the ozone layer. If your air conditioner was installed before 2010, it potentially relies on Freon. You will have to replace it eventually in order to switch over to the current R410A refrigerant.
- Lack of Cool Air , Limited Airflow, Buildup of Moisture
Higher energy bills can indicate that your air conditioner is either malfunctioning or losing efficiency. Energy bills often start rising as an air conditioner gets older, so the two issues can be related. Upgrade to AC, and you can reduce your bills for years to come.
Frequent breakdowns also mean frequent repairs. These repair costs can really add up, and it doesn’t make sense to keep making them on older unit. Save yourself the headaches and the money by investing in a new unit.