We practically use our air conditioning systems all year round, so sometimes it can feel like it’s always AC replacement season.
But the truth of the matter is that it’s not as hot now as it will be in the summer.
Temperatures can easily reach the triple digits on a regular basis during our hot and muggy summers, which means your air conditioner is going to be more important in the future than it is right now. So technically, this is our shoulder season where not many customers are relying on their systems.
That’s why we would consider this AC replacement season. While temperatures are still relatively bearable and while humidity isn’t too bad, you can investigate your old or outdated air conditioning system and figure out if it’s time to replace it.
Today, we’re going to talk about when you might need AC replacement in Lake Worth, FL, and what kind of systems might be perfect for taking your old system’s spot.
When to Replace Your AC
Here are just a few factors that might signal the time is near for an AC replacement.
- It’s too old. An air conditioner should realistically only last between 10-15 years. Anything beyond this is really pushing the limit and is likely going to result in a surprise breakdown.
- It’s inefficient. Older air conditioners aren’t as energy efficient as the newer models, which means you’re paying more per month for electricity costs.
- It doesn’t keep things cool.
- There’s an expensive repair.
- Frequent repairs.
It Might Be Time for a Heat Pump
Most of the time we need air conditioning here in Lake Worth, but every once in a while a night can get chilly and we need some heat.
A heat pump is going to be able to provide both for your home at a high energy efficiency, which makes them perfect for customers in our areas. If you’re replacing your air conditioner, we’d recommend looking into heat pump technology.
Are your ducts in rough shape? Or perhaps a technician has told you that they’ll need to overhaul your air ducts when you get your system replaced? This sounds like the perfect situation to go ductless.
A ductless air conditioner is a heat pump that doesn’t require air ducts at all. It functions with separate mini split air handlers that are mounted on your walls, ceilings, or floors.
They disperse cool air in the summer and even heat in the winter when it’s chilly.
Contact Seaside Air Services to invest in an AC replacement today.