3 Signs That You Need to Replace Your HVAC Unit
Replacing your HVAC unit is not what most would consider a good time. The shopping process can be long and a brand new unit costs a pretty penny. That is why most homeowners avoid it for as long as possible. After all, why would anyone spend all that money on an installation when they have a functional system at home? However, if you find yourself in any of the following situations, it may be in your best interest to look into getting your air conditioner replaced soon.
Your Unit Uses R22 Refrigerant (Freon)
The federal government has been working on a complete phase out of R22 refrigerant (commonly known as Freon) for years. By the end of this year, the phase out will be complete, and the production or import of it will be illegal. The goal of this So if your system uses Freon, you will want to seriously consider replacing it before next year. Homeowners with units that take Freon can expect to spend a lot more money on repairs in 2020 due to its scarcity. It will also become extremely difficult to find a contractor that carries Freon.
ACE recommends you replace your unit sooner than later in this case. Most people with an R22 unit will be getting a replacement before the end of 2020. That puts you on a long waitlist. If your unit breaks down in the middle of summer, you can expect to go several days before being able to get someone to come out and replace your system.
Not sure if you can afford a unit replacement at the moment? ACE can help! We offer a few financing solutions to our beloved customers. Our only qualifications are straightforward! You must own your own house and you must have a job! It’s that simple! You can take an extensive look out our financing programs here.
High Energy Bills
If your energy bill is irregularly high, there are many A/C related issues that could be the cause. Your filters could be dirty, your refrigerant could be low, or your home could be poorly insulated. If you check that all of these are taken care of and your bill is still running high, it is likely that your unit is on its last legs. When a unit gets old and there has been plenty of wear and tear, it has to work harder to keep your house cool. The higher the amount energy your system uses, the higher your bills are going to cost.
If you find yourself having to constantly get your system fixed, it may be worth it to purchase a new one. HVAC repairs are often very costly. Instead of spending money on fixing a unit that can’t be saved, you could purchase a brand new system that will last you for years to come. Not only will you be saving lots of money in the long run, but you will also have the peace of mind that comes with having a reliable air conditioner that won’t break down on you during these hot summer months in the Valley. Click here to learn about replacement options.