If your AC system isn’t cooling efficiently and is more than 10 years old, you’re probably wondering whether it’s worth it to repair it or if it’s time for a replacement. Air conditioning replacement in Tampa can be expensive, but costly and futile repairs can be much more frustrating—and uncomfortable for you and your family.
Should You Replace or Repair Your AC?
Yes, everything can be repaired, but that doesn’t mean it should be. If your AC is acting up, the first thing to consider is the unit’s age. AC systems have a typical lifespan 10 to 15 years. If your unit is at least 10 years old, that’s a good indicator a replacement is in your future. Here are some other telltale signs:
- Unit needs to be repaired often
- Energy bills have been increasing
- The system heats or cools the home unevenly
- The unit makes loud or unusual noises when operating
Another important factor is whether or not your system uses R-22. R-22 will stop being produced in the US in 2020, which means repairs on existing equipment will only get more expensive. If your system is near the end of its life and uses R-22, now is a good time to replace it.
Reliable AC Repair
If your AC system is less than 10 years old, but isn’t functioning, drips or leaks, makes odd sounds or runs poorly, then it’s time to schedule a repair service with a reliable heating and cooling professional.
If you would like to have a professional repair your AC system or discuss replacement options with you, please call us today at 727-565-4555. At Bay Area Heating and Cooling, Inc., we can help you keep costs low while ensuring your equipment is running at maximum efficiency.