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When Is the Time Right for an AC Replacement?

While we fully understand that running out to replace your whole-home cooling system is probably not the most exciting way you can think of in which to spend your money, it is going to be advisable at some point. Even the best air conditioning systems on the market, after all, have finite lifespans. When your system’s is up, you need to work with a skilled, trained professional to ensure that your new air conditioner is precisely what you need to cool your home effectively and reliably.

Of course, it is also a good idea to replace your air conditioning system before it becomes an absolute necessity. After all, you don’t want to go without effective cooling for any duration when the heat of summer is at its peak. Here are a few tips to help you decide if the time is right to schedule your air conditioning replacement in Washington, DC. Contact Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. today if so.

Repair Needs

Do you often encounter problems with your air conditioning system? Are you sick of spending money just to keep your air conditioner up and running? If so, then you may be better off replacing your system rather than in continuing to repair it. You may be tempted to keep it running as long as possible, but keep in mind the fact that you can offset the initial cost of the investment in a new system with the money you save in repair bills.

System Age

Does your air conditioner still seem to put out a pretty good cooling performance? If so, you may not be thinking about replacement at all. You should also take the age of your system into account, though. If it is quite old and near the end of its lifespan, you may be best off replacing it on a high note. Once problems set in with a very old model, they tend to be fairly serious.

Efficiency Levels

Perhaps no other reason, shy of a total breakdown, is as coercive in convincing homeowners to replace their AC systems than the efficiency level of the system in place. Perhaps you couldn’t afford much in the way of efficiency when you bought your system, or you simply inherited one with a relatively low SEER. Whatever the case, you should consider an AC replacement if you are simply paying too much to cool your home due to underwhelming efficiency levels.

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