Most people agree that an air conditioner is a necessity when temperatures rise. While proper maintenance can keep your air conditioning system in excellent shape for many years, the need to replace it at some point is inevitable. We have taken the guesswork out of determining when to buy an air conditioner.
Avoiding Busy Seasons
Spring, late summer, and fall seasons are ideal times of the year to buy a new air conditioner in most cases because many homeowners find out at the beginning of summer that their AC is no longer working. As a result, early to mid-summer months are busier than usual. The good news is that we aim to meet the needs of our valued customers throughout the year, regardless of the season or how busy we are. The best time to replace an AC sometimes has little to do with seasons.
Renovating Your Home
It is always best to replace an air conditioning system when it’s convenient for your family, like during planned home renovations. It is an ideal scenario because you can take your time learning about available systems and choose one that fits your needs. Most people who renovate a home do so to increase their comfort for years to come, and a new AC tops the list of ways to enhance the enjoyment of your living spaces.
Renovating a home requires thoughtful consideration concerning the type of HVAC system needed, and we have experts that can help you make a wise decision based on the specifications of your home. You can schedule the installation of your new air conditioner to coincide with any renovation project timelines.
Boosting Energy Efficiency
Air conditioning systems become less efficient as the years pass, which results in higher utility bills. It is a primary reason why buying a new AC is a wise financial decision. A key factor is that technological advancements have resulted in more efficient AC units that yield far better results than outdated systems. Energy-efficient new units often cool a room much faster than older units. You will not have to wait long to enjoy an ideal temperature in your home after returning from work each day.
In addition to lowering utility bills, energy-efficient HVAC technology is also eco-friendly and a preferred choice among homeowners who want to reduce the impact they have on the environment.
Experiencing Odd Noises
While it is common to hear an air conditioner when it turns on and off, it is abnormal for the noise to be so loud that it becomes a disturbance. Sometimes, a cooling system makes noise because it’s getting old and components are starting to fail, like the blower fan. AC noise may indicate that it’s time to get a new unit. It is not something you should ignore because the problem will not likely go away.
Newer AC units with a noise issue sometimes have loose parts, which is a problem that our team can assess and resolve. It is best to have an expert examine the noise before the warranty expires. New HVAC systems are quieter than in the past. It is because the components inside the unit are modern and designed to limit loud sounds. That may include noise-reducing blades and insulated compressors.
Taking Advantage of Discounts
Sometimes, the best time to buy a new air conditioner is when discounts are available. You can get a high-quality unit that fits your needs and aligns with your budget. Taking advantage of current discounts is better than waiting until your cooling system breaks down and buying an AC unit that is not your preference because of limited availability.
We frequently have special offers on our website and can provide detailed information about the cost of getting the cooling system you want for your home.
Preventing Future Maintenance Costs
Looking back on the history of your air conditioning system can help you determine if it’s time to get a new one. Does it seem like you are spending more on your AC than ever? Increasingly high maintenance costs often signal that it’s time for a new unit. These are costs beyond the standard preventative maintenance required to keep your system working optimally throughout the year.
Sometimes AC units malfunction more often because of uncontrollable issues, like a faulty evaporator coil, fan motor, or capacitor among other problems that can go undetected for years. Replacing your air conditioner is likely the best solution if related expenses are consistently rising.
Preventing High Energy Bills
Buying a modern cooling system is an excellent way to boost the efficiency of a home. Modern AC units can use up to 50% less energy than outdated models. Even some air conditioners built in the past decade are less efficient than models manufactured in the last couple of years. Given the potential cost savings, it’s worth having an expert look at your HVAC system to determine if it works optimally.
We can investigate your air conditioning system to determine if faulty components or a related issue are causing your utility bills to rise when there have not been any changes in energy use. Our team can repair and recalibrate your cooling system if that is the best solution based on your situation. Sometimes, that is the best course of action until you are ready to buy a new AC unit.
Choosing the Right Size AC Unit
Not all HVAC systems are powerful enough to cool your home. Some units are too small and will leave you and your family feeling uncomfortable during months when temperatures rise. Having an air conditioner that is too small for your home can cost you more money because the system works harder.
There is a chance that your existing air conditioner is not the proper size for your home, even if it was already there when you moved in. Incorrect size is likely the issue if some rooms in your home never quite reach your ideal temperature. It is also possible for an AC unit to be too big for a home. You are likely to see higher energy bills when this happens.
Passing the 10-year Mark
Like other equipment in your home, your air conditioner has a lifespan, which means that it will not work forever. It is best to get another AC unit before your current one reaches the 10-year mark, which is how long they typically last. There are some instances when a cooling system hangs on for longer than expected, but that often involves replacing several parts in the unit.
Replacing an old AC before issues occur is beneficial because you are preventing inevitable repair expenses. You will also appreciate what newer units offer, like innovative systems with programming features that help you maintain an ideal temperature and minimize costs.
Contact Western Pacific Heating, Cooling & Airflow for information about installing an air conditioning system in your home. We serve Vancouver, BC and the surrounding areas. Our knowledgeable team can also help with AC maintenance and repair to ensure you stay cool all summer. Visit our website to learn about the many services available, like installing air purification systems and water heaters. Call us today!