Published on March 17th, 2016
When to Seek Air Conditioner Replacement Geneva IL
A number of telltale signs can help you in determining whether to replace your air-conditioning unit or not. While the following signs may indicate that a unit should be improved or replaced, consulting an air conditioner replacement Geneva IL contractor is still recommended to help you make an informed decision.
Air-conditioner is more than a decade old
Most air-conditioners have a ten-year life expectancy, though some well-maintained unit may serve you for 12 to 15 years. Even though your AC unit is still working, Energy Star recommends upgrading to a newer and energy-efficient models if your air-conditioner or heat pump is over ten years old to ensure that the unit complies with current safety and energy standards.
Cost of repair
Some technicians follow the $5,000 rule, or multiplying the age of the equipment to the cost of repairs. An AC unit that is 5 years old that incur about $350 in repairs equals $2,450 in total. This is still all right to repair, but anything that exceeds $5,000 should be replaced with a newer model.
Low SEER or EER rating
Central air-conditioning units are rated according to its seasonal energy efficiency ratio or SEER. It is the metric used in determining how much energy is consumed according to the cooling output. The higher the SEER rating is, the better. Older models have lower SEER ratings, while advancement in technology made way for higher SEER rating.
AC units without condensers use the EER rating, or the energy efficiency ratio. It divides the British thermal unit or BTU by the watts of electricity. Whatever AC unit you are using, make sure to get a unit with a higher SEER or EER rating than the minimum for better efficiency.
If you are not sure what type of air-conditioner replacement you need, consult Blue Frost for air conditioner replacement Geneva IL services. Our highly skilled technicians not only helps you make an informed decision, but also ensures that you are getting a newer model that benefits your home and your budget the most.