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AC Replacement: Is It Time?

We are getting ready to make the move into the cooling season. Is your air conditioner equally prepared? If you are not sure, that alone is reason enough to start thinking about an air conditioning replacement in Charlottesville, VA. Now, we know that you want to get your money’s worth out of your existing air conditioning system—but that does not mean that you should run it into the ground before replacing it.


Today, we are going to give you some tips to help you decide if the time for an air conditioning replacement has finally arrived. We won’t try to sell you on upgrades and replacements that you don’t need, of course. So keep the following information in mind, and schedule your  AC replacement with Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning.

Are These the Twilight Years?

If your air conditioner is getting quite old, that may be cause for considering a replacement. However, it may not be the deciding factor that some homeowners expect it to be. Yes, older systems are typically more likely to be replaced than newer ones. Not all old systems need to be replaced, though—and not all newer systems should be left in place. Age is a factor best considered in relation to a few others.

Is Your System Costly to Run?

Efficiency is a major deciding factor in terms of replacement. A very old air conditioner that is reliable but also pretty inefficient is worth replacing, despite being reliable. You’ll need to replace it sooner than later, so why not start saving energy (and money) today? Conversely, a newer air conditioner may have a low-efficiency rating. If you have the means to do so, replacing such a system with a more efficient one will save you money in the long run.

Is Your System Reliable?

There comes a point for systems, young and old, when it just doesn’t make sense to continue moving forward with repairs. You don’t want to keep repairing an older system just to keep it running for, what, another year or two? And you don’t want to invest too much money in a newer system just to keep it running. Those problems likely won’t go away even with continuous repairs. Investing in a new system may make the most sense financially.

We can’t control the weather outside of your home, but we can control the weather inside your home.



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