Replacing An Existing Air Conditioner If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old, needs expensive repairs, or no longer keeps you comfortable, it may be time to replace it.
Look for performance certified equipment, which guarantees you that the manufacturers’ claims of energy efficiency performance are accurate. You can search the free (AHRI) directory of Certified Product Performance to find certified HVAC equipment and compare that efficiency ratings of different models.
If you answer “yes” to a few of the questions below, you many want to consider consulting with a certified HVAC contractor about replacing your system.
- Is your current system more than 10 years old?
- Are you using more energy than past years?
- Does your equipment need to be repaired every year?
- Is your HVAC system noisy?
- Are some rooms in your home too warm or too chilly?
- Does your home seem humid, which is caused by poor system operation or leaky ductwork?
- Does your home get dusty when you operate your air conditioning system? This could also mean your ductwork needs to be inspected and possibly sealed or that your filter needs to be replaced.