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3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Replacing Your Air Conditioner

As warm weather rolls in, we are inclined to use our air conditioning more than ever. However, your unit might not be in top shape. If you’re experiencing mechanical or efficiency issues with your AC, it might be time to consider replacing it. Here at Air Specialties, we offer air conditioning installations throughout New Haven County and are here to help you decide if you should replace your air conditioning unit.

Reason 1: Age

Based on Energy Star’s recommendation, air conditioning units that are ten years or older should be replaced or considered for replacement. While most air conditioners have a lifespan of 12-15 years, around ten years is when the efficiency nosedives. Even if there are no obvious issues with your older unit, it is most likely far less efficient than it once was. Efficiency is crucial for heating and cooling systems, as the more efficient a unit is, the less inflated your electric bill will be.

Reason 2: Space

Whether you’ve expanded your space or have downsized what rooms you actively use in your house, making sure that only the places you care about get cooled during these warmer months can be a chore. Luckily, ductless heating and cooling have become much more of a norm within New Haven County, and we offer a wide array of ductless, mini-split air conditioners to match your cooling needs. 

Going ductless is simple and especially effective in situations with expanding or downsizing your current living space, as well as houses without ducts installed. Ductless mini-split systems like the ones we provide cool the rooms you care about and help you save money on electric bills throughout the year.

Reason 3: Repairs

If you have needed repairs much more often than usual on your current air conditioning unit, it might be time to consider a replacement rather than continuous maintenance. While replacing the system is more expensive, it will significantly reduce the cost of repairs in the long run.

If you need help deciding whether to replace your current air conditioning unit instead of repairing it, feel free to contact our AC repair team to get an expert’s opinion on your situation.

Other Considerations

While these are our three key reasons to consider replacing your air conditioner this spring or summer, there are plenty of more minor aspects to this decision than what we’ve laid out here. Our goal at Air Specialties is to provide you with the heating and cooling you need for your house and budget. We will work with you to ensure whatever you decide is going to be affordable, efficient, and, most importantly, effective. Please do not hesitate to contact us for information on how to proceed with updating your system this season.

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