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When to Replace Your Air Conditioning System in Chapel Hill

Nothing lasts forever, especially not a mechanical system that receives as much use as a home’s central air conditioning system. Even with the best care and maintenance, an air conditioner will eventually reach a point where it runs too inefficiently and with too many repair problems to be worth keeping. It’s a better investment to replace a struggling older air conditioner with a new one.

We have some tips on when to tell that it’s time to schedule new air conditioning installation in Chapel Hill, NC. A number of factors will enter into your choice, and to help you navigate them, call on the assistance of JD Service Now. Our many years of experience will help you not only with making the choice about whether you should replace your old AC but also with helping you select and install the new unit if you decide to go that route.

Indications you need to replace your current AC

  • Repair costs are soaring: An air conditioner will need the most repairs during the last two years of its service life. When the price to keep your AC operating with repairs rises past $500 a year, then it is no longer cost-effective to keep it; new installation is the less expensive option.
  • Operation costs are soaring: A spike in your electrical bills can often warn of an air conditioning system that needs repairs. But if your electrical bills continue to rise each summer when the air conditioner is running, and the upward climb doesn’t change even with regular maintenance and repairs, then the system has likely passed the point of no return. You will start saving money right away if you install a new, higher-efficiency system.
  • It has exceeded its estimated lifespan: The average lifespan of a central air conditioning system is 10-15 years, depending on the model. Check the estimated lifespan of your system. (You will find it on the cabinet and/or in the manual.) If AC has aged past the upper limit then you should consider having it replaced before it begins to degrade and costs more to operate. If the air conditioner has lasted this long, then you’ve got a bargain out of it-don’t wait for it to start costing you more money.

Installation is easy with professionals

If you decide that new installation is definitely the right choice, only rely on experienced installers to handle the work. An amateur job can lead to a system that needs repairs right away and will struggle to reach even half its estimated service life. Professional air conditioning installation in Chapel Hill, NC will leave you with a system that will provide you with problem-free cooling for many years.

JD Service Now has a licensed, bonded, and insured team of AC experts who can provide you with the installation you need to stay cool this summer. Call us today to set up your next service appointment.

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