Air Conditioning Installation

When to Install or Replace an AC Unit?

As a general rule of thumb, your Air Conditioner may be up for replacement if it’s been 10-15 years since it was installed. This, of course, varies depending on the efficiency of the unit and if it was sized correctly for your home, the manufacturer, how it was installed, how repairs were handled, and how consistently it was maintained (new filters, calibration, cleaning, etc.).

You definitely need an HVAC repair tech when you experience the following, but keep in mind that any of these “signs” could also point toward needing a new unit:

  • Making unusual noises
  • Inconsistent cooling
  • Icing up on the coil
  • Electric bills
  • Moisture leaks
  • Oily residue (on unit components)
  • Thermostat reads lower than actual temperature