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Is It Time to Replace Your AC Unit?

Purchasing a new central air conditioning unit can be expensive, and unfortunately, they aren’t usually made to last a very long time. However, it is important to understand that, in many circumstances, purchasing a new unit is a cheaper alternative to all of the money you would need for future repairs and maintenance on your existing HVAC system. Here are a few questions to ask yourself when thinking about whether or not your home needs a new HVAC system:

How Old is Your System?

The first question you should ask yourself when trying to determine if you need a new air conditioning unit is “how old is the system?” The average lifespan of an air conditioning unit is anywhere from 10-15 years, and this is if the unit has been well maintained throughout this time. While repairing your unit is still an option, as your unit approaches the 10-year mark, it might be in your best interest to think about replacing the unit as opposed to paying for the repairs.

Annual maintenance will help to improve the efficiency of your unit and prolong the life as well, but as it gets older, it will require more repairs to work at optimal efficiency. If you’re unsure as to whether your unit is in need of routine maintenance or whether there is a more significant problem, then call Redlands - Henry Bush Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning and we will come to check it out!

Is Your Unit Efficient and Cost-Effective?

Next, you’ll want to think about the efficiency of your unit, both in terms of energy and finances. According to the US Department of Energy, heating and cooling costs account for nearly 48% of your homes energy use, making it the largest energy expense for most households.

Because of this, even the slightest decrease in the efficiency of your AC unit could lead to an increase in heating and cooling expenses. Luckily for you, switching to a high-efficiency air conditioning unit could potentially save you anywhere from 25-50% in energy use, subsequently lowering your cooling costs.

Making the Right Choice for You

If you are still unsure about whether you should replace your AC unit, then call us today and we will come out to your house and examine your existing system. Additionally, if after reading this blog you have decided you are ready to upgrade, then our team can help you with this job as well!

With over 120 years of experience, we will be able to assist you in making the right choice for your home. We also offer a variety of financing options to fit your budget, with additional opportunities for specials and rebates.

Call us today or check out our website for more information on HVAC repairs, replacements, or installation!

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