How to Tell When to Replace Your AC System in Jacksonville
There are many telling signs to indicate that it is time for an AC System replacement in your Jacksonville home. Your system could be costing you a lot more money than it would take to replace it. True, Air Conditioning Systems in Jacksonville are not cheap, but with today’s financing options and 2013’s tax credits, you can save yourself thousands of dollars.
One of the major deciding factors on whether or not to replace your AC system is age. If your system is older than 10 years old, it may definitely be time to change. Most Air Conditioning systems have a life expectancy of 8 to 12 years. The older the system gets, the more expensive it becomes to service and repair. Many parts are discontinued and are expensive to buy or completely unavailable. The Jacksonville weather can also add additional wear and tear on the AC System, which can dramatically reduce it life expectancy. Today’s newer energy saving systems can be as much as 60% more efficient than those systems manufactured 10 years ago and can save up to 20% on your utility bills. The higher the SEER rating the higher the savings. The federal minimum SEER rating is 13, but for the best savings, we recommend 16 SEER or higher.
The current condition of your system is another factor when deciding to replace your AC system. Many things such as equipment quality, weather conditions and poor maintenance can add additional strain on your system and wear down the components faster than normal. If you have to repair your system more often and the repair bills keep getting larger, it may be time to replace your Jacksonville AC system. No matter how skilled your technician is, there is very little that can be done to a system that is in poor condition and in most cases, restoring the old system is just as expensive as replacing it.
The first thing you should do when making your decision, is call a trusted Jacksonville AC Company and have them come out and inspect your old system. They can provide professional advice on the condition of your system and give their opinion on repair bills that you may see down the road. In many cases, repair bills over a short period of time can cost more than it would to just replace the system. Not including the savings you will notice on your energy bill. There are also many affordable financing options available, many with 0% APR.