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Should You Replace Your Old Air Conditioning System Now That Summer Is Over?

It’s already October, and here in the Central Valley we are perched between cooling and heating seasons. This is the time of year when you should think about changes you might want to make to your HVAC system.

If you have an aging air conditioning system that just went through a difficult summer season trying to keep your household cool, now is one of the best times of the year to arrange for a replacement system. As the weather cools down, you’ll find it easier to schedule professionals to put in the new air conditioner—and you’ll be ready for whenever the warm weather returns.

Is my air conditioner really ready to retire?

That’s a good question, and to get a solid answer you should have a licensed HVAC contractor examine it. (This is something to consider when you schedule your annual heating maintenance visit.) If you have an air conditioner that is more than 12 years old, it’s a wise idea to consider replacing it, even if the system outwardly seems to have few problems keeping your home comfortable. A technician can examine the system and discover if it is in danger of losing efficiency and how much longer you can expect it to operate. This is will help you make an informed choice regarding replacing it.

To further assist you with the decision, look over your utility bills for this last summer, and compare them to previous summers. Do you notice an upward trend, and one that you can’t account for because of increased use? Then your old AC is starting to wear down. It’s often more cost-effective to replace an old air conditioner that is draining power rather than keep it and continue paying higher bills (plus extra repair costs). Speak with your air conditioning expert and devise the best option for long-term comfort and energy-savings in your home.

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning offers air conditioning replacement services in Fresno and Kerman, CA. Quality is the cornerstone of our success—since 1952.

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