Your initial air conditioning installation in Atlanta is completed on a pretty obvious schedule. It should be installed, up and running, before you move into your home. Why? Well, because we’re talking about Atlanta here, and it is way too hot for way too much of the year to even consider living without a central air conditioner in your residence. It’s not a matter of “I’ll get around to it eventually”.
When it comes to your next air conditioning installation in Atlanta, however, things are not quite so clear-cut. If you think that you’ll just wait until your existing air conditioning system breaks down entirely before you decide to replace it, well, that’s totally within your rights. However, we have to warn you, that is not the way that we’d go about doing it. In the following post, you’ll get some valuable tips about when you should start the new AC installation process—as well as what that process may look like.
Age Is a Factor, but Not the Deciding One
There is a lot of confusion surrounding air conditioner age as it relates to the need for air conditioning replacement services. If you’re thinking about replacing your air conditioner with a new one just because it is getting old, or has even gone beyond its expected lifespan, then you should really pump the brakes.
Sure, age is a major consideration, but it is really more of an influencing factor than anything else. Your system won’t just break down when it hits a certain age because that is the average lifespan. So how can age be used in the decision to replace? By considering it along with the following.
How Efficiently Does It Work?
Installing a new air conditioner may be a good idea if your system is quite inefficient. This can actually be related to age, but doesn’t need to be. If your system is very old, it may still be working at its own peak efficiency levels. However, there’s a good chance that today’s efficiency standards have surpassed what that system is capable of, and what it was capable of even in its prime.
Of course, you may want to install a new AC even if your existing system is not that old. Why? Because you may have inherited an inefficient system with your home, or even invested in one to save some money. This is an instance in which age goes out with the window, superseded by efficiency concerns.
Are You Satisfied with Your Existing System?
Yes, dissatisfaction with your air conditioner is definitely cause enough for replacing it. No, it doesn’t matter if your system is new enough that it still has many years to go ahead of it. After of all, do you really want to spend many years using an AC that doesn’t really do it for you? We didn’t think so.
If you’re serious about your comfort, you need more than a great air conditioner. You need an air conditioner that is also a great fit for your needs. And you know what? We’ll help you find it!