When Is the Right Time to Purchase a New AC Unit?

February 15, 2022
AC Installation in Jackson, MO

Few would argue that ordering a new air conditioner seems wise when the summer weather reaches scorching levels and the present AC doesn’t work properly. However, many people fail to plan a replacement before the system suffers a full breakdown. Understanding when to upgrade to a new air conditioner might be helpful.

Choosing the Off-Season

HVAC companies typically find their phones ringing constantly during the summer. Homeowners may request emergency replacements or repair services, making it difficult to find convenient bookings. Requesting an installation during the spring or fall is the better strategy. Since there’s less need for air conditioning during the cooler months, scheduling appointments or rush service requests will be less of an issue.

Aging Unit

Although some units may function long past the manufacturer’s expected operational life, an air conditioning system won’t last forever. Regardless, homeowners may find that the efficiency starts to decline after 10 or more years. Purchasing a new air conditioner is a good plan once the current model passes the decade mark.

Anyone living in Jackson or Cape Girardeau can turn to Obermanns for air conditioner installation services. Experts from our team would be happy to make recommendations and help you plan for the transition.

Appliance Starts to Malfunction

Several issues could lead to an air conditioner failing to operate efficiently earlier than expected. Not changing the filter regularly or running the system for an extended time season after season can speed up the end of its lifespan. Of course, the problem might be something a basic repair job could fix. However, the issue may require extensive repairs. In that case, the best course of action would be purchasing and installing a brand-new system. As a rule of thumb, when fixing an older system will cost approximately 40% of the price of a new one, replacement is always the wisest choice. You’ll be in a better position to make that replacement if you plan ahead and don’t wait for the decision to be thrust upon you.

After being in business for 40 years, Obermanns has the experience necessary to assist homeowners with all their HVAC needs. We perform a full range of heating and cooling installation, maintenance and repair. You can rely on us for all your plumbing work as well. Call us today to discuss your needs.

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