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How Do I Know If My Air Conditioning Needs to Be Repaired or Replaced?

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Heating and air conditioning is all about comfort, so the simplest way to evaluate your system is to ask: Am I comfortable? If the answer is no, then it is clear something needs to be tweaked or repaired with your system.

HVAC units don’t last forever — 12 years is an average lifespan — and the moment they fail is usually when you need them the most. There typically comes a point when air conditioner unit repair isn’t cutting it anymore and it may be time to consider replacement. So how do you know when you have hit the point of requiring complete air conditioner replacement?

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Are you in need of frequent air conditioner repairs?
  • One of the most obvious signs that it’s time for air conditioning replacement is the need for constant repairs, especially when those repairs get consistently costlier. Yes, you can probably patch up your AC every time it breaks down, but it won’t take long until you will have to replace it completely. While it may cost more money for a new central air installation upfront, you will save money by eliminating the need for frequent costly repairs, and your new system will be more energy efficient, too.

  • Is your room temperature inconsistent?
  • Temperature inconsistency in your home is another sign that it may be time for AC replacement. If there are rooms in your home that don’t stay cool while you have other rooms releasing too much air, you may have one of three problems: air conditioner malfunction, poor insulation, or issues with the duct work.

  • Is your air conditioner more than 10 years old?
  • The most common reason people need air conditioner repair happens to also be one of the simplest—your air conditioner is just old! As we mentioned, most air conditioners are not designed to last more than roughly 12 years. Once your AC gets much older than that, you will need to consider air conditioner replacement sooner than later. Replacing an aging and worn out HVAC can actually have a number of benefits including, increased energy efficiency, improved indoor air quality, and reduced carbon emissions. Not to mention cutting down on any heating repair service when the cold weather hits.

When asking how you can know if your AC needs to be replaced, keep in mind that each system is different, which makes it difficult to provide the correct answer without seeing your system for ourselves. Contact the experts at Haskins Heating and Cooling at 615.746.6390 or by clicking this link to get your heating and air conditioning system inspected by the pros.

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Heating and air conditioning is all about comfort, so the simplest way to evaluate your system is to ask: Am I comfortable? If the answer is no, then it is clear something needs to be tweaked or repaired with your system.

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HVAC units don’t last forever — 12 years is an average lifespan — and the moment they fail is usually when you need them the most. There typically comes a point when air conditioner unit repair isn’t cutting it anymore and it may be time to consider replacement. So how do you know when you have hit the point of requiring complete air conditioner replacement?

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Ask yourself these questions:

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  • Are you in need of frequent air conditioner repairs?
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    One of the most obvious signs that it’s time for air conditioning replacement is the need for constant repairs, especially when those repairs get consistently costlier. Yes, you can probably patch up your AC every time it breaks down, but it won’t take long until you will have to replace it completely. While it may cost more money for a new central air installation upfront, you will save money by eliminating the need for frequent costly repairs, and your new system will be more energy efficient, too.

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  • Is your room temperature inconsistent?
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    Temperature inconsistency in your home is another sign that it may be time for AC replacement. If there are rooms in your home that don’t stay cool while you have other rooms releasing too much air, you may have one of three problems: air conditioner malfunction, poor insulation, or issues with the duct work.

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  • Is your air conditioner more than 10 years old?
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    The most common reason people need air conditioner repair happens to also be one of the simplest—your air conditioner is just old! As we mentioned, most air conditioners are not designed to last more than roughly 12 years. Once your AC gets much older than that, you will need to consider air conditioner replacement sooner than later. Replacing an aging and worn out HVAC can actually have a number of benefits including, increased energy efficiency, improved indoor air quality, and reduced carbon emissions. Not to mention cutting down on any heating repair service when the cold weather hits.

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When asking how you can know if your AC needs to be replaced, keep in mind that each system is different, which makes it difficult to provide the correct answer without seeing your system for ourselves. Contact the experts at Haskins Heating and Cooling at 615.746.6390 or by clicking this link to get your heating and air conditioning system inspected by the pros.

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