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Does My Air Conditioner Need to Be Replaced?

Replacing your air conditioner is a big step, involving considerable expense and requiring the services of a trained technician to install properly. It’s often the last thing a homeowner wants to think about, especially in the height of our Hammond, LA summers. But replacing an air conditioner can be a good thing, provided that the conditions are right for such a move. “Does my air conditioner need to be replaced?” you ask. Here’s a quick guide to help you make that decision.

  • Does your old system need a lot of repairs? The most obvious sign of a need for a replacement system is fairly obvious. If your existing system experiences a lot of breakdowns and services calls, then eventually you’re going to be throwing good money after bad. The same thing can happen if you have only one repair call, but the expense is so large that replacing the whole system might be a better option.
  • Does your old system cost a lot to run? Inefficient systems may not experience a lot of breakdowns, but they cost much more to run from month to month. A new system can save you a great deal in monthly energy costs, especially if you look for one with a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating that’s higher than the current model.
  • Is your old system more than ten years old? Your mileage may vary with air conditioning systems and if you’ve kept yours in good condition, it might last for quite a long time after its warranty has expired. But if your system is more than ten years old, and running inefficiently, or experiencing a lot of breakdowns, that’s a strong sign that you should put it out to pasture.

When you’re ready to replace your old air conditioning system, the give the experts at A Professional a call today!

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