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When Should You Replace Your Air Conditioner?

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Figuring out when to replace your air conditioner is a question that troubles many homeowners. After all, air conditioners are not cheap, so we all want to make the most out of what we already have. Yet, at the same time, we want to replace our AC units before they suffer an irreversible breakdown that can not be repaired. If your AC unit breaks down and cannot be repaired, it could take days to get a new unit installed, leaving you to suffer in the heat. Fortunately, there are some signs you can look out for that will help you know when you should purchase a replacement before it's too late. 

Your AC unit breaks down often:

If your AC unit has been breaking down more frequently, it's probably on its way out. Usually, the more often an AC unit breaks down, the more progressively expensive the repairs become. If your AC unit has been breaking down often, it is only a matter of time before it breaks down completely, necessitating the need for a replacement. It is far better to replace it now than to have it break down on a 90 degree day when you need it most.

Your AC unit is old:

AC units usually last between 15 and 20 years, and the closer you get to that 20-year mark, the more seriously you should think about replacement. Not only will you prevent it from breaking down when you need it most, if your AC unit is that old to begin with, you can replace it with a more energy efficient model and start saving on your electric bill today. In fact, it is estimated that an Energy Star rated AC unit can save you as much as 20% on your yearly cooling costs.

Temperature inconsistencies:

If the temperature of the air in your home never reaches the temperature you set on your thermostat, wither the thermostat or the AC unit needs to be replaced. Only a certified HVAC technician can tell for certain. Of course, this signal other problems, such as air conditioner malfunction, poor insulation, or issues with the duct work.

If your AC unit needs to be replaced, Mastercraft Heating and Cooling offers the best AC replacement in Redford MI.  We believe in keeping our customers completely satisfied, which means a win win for both us and our loyal customers. If you need AC repair or replacement, give us a call today for a free estimate!

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