Is It Time for a New AC?
When to Purchase a New AC Unit
Okay, so I shouldn’t wait for a complete breakdown before replacing my air conditioner. When should I replace it, then? It’s a tricky question, particularly considering that homeowners rightfully want to get the best possible return on the investment that they’ve made in their air conditioning systems. So when should you replace your air conditioner? Here are some questions to ask yourself.
How old is the existing system?
No air conditioner is going to last forever. All air conditioners are working with finite lifespans, and you should have an estimated period for your air conditioner. If the system is already beyond or is rapidly approaching the end of its projected lifespan, then you may want to replace the system now and let it go out on a high note.
How efficient is the system?
Another factor that ties into the age of your system is the efficiency with which that system operates. If you have a very old air conditioner, it is possible that it has lost some of its efficiency capabilities over time. It’s also possible that the system just pales in comparison to today’s efficiency expectations, or perhaps you compromised on efficiency at the time of purchase due to budgetary constraints. Investing in a system with a higher SEER is a good reason for replacement.
How happy are you with the system?
Even if your air conditioner functions reliably, it is very possible that it’s just not the AC that you’d have chosen for yourself. If this is the case, getting the AC that you actually want is reason enough for a replacement. We will ensure that you are 100% satisfied with your new cooling system, be it a central AC, heat pump, ductless mini split, or evaporative cooler.
When the heat of summer is at its peak, you’ll be glad that you received your new ac from the pros on our staff.
Luke Cooper is the General Manager of the Cooper Green team and son of Gary Cooper, owner and CEO of Cooper HVAC. After years in the field, Luke took his talents to management and has helped thousands of Colorado homeowners during hot summers and frigid winters. His decade of experience in the field and guiding the company makes him one of the most knowledgeable individuals in Colorado on HVAC, plumbing, electrical and other home services.