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When To Replace An Old Air Conditioning Unit 

Central air conditioners are a crucial part of any home in Canada. Still, just like any appliance, there will be a time when you’ll need to replace it. While keeping on top of general air conditioning unit maintenance is key to expanding its life span, there are a number of occasions when replacing the system is a better choice. So, here’s when you should really consider investing in air conditioner installation over trying to repair your current system.

Your Central Air Conditioner Is Pretty Dated

Yes, they’re often built to last, but a dated central air conditioner that is reaching its tenth birthday will need to be replaced. In some cases, old a/c units can be fixed, but the cost of repairing them is often more expensive than actually installing a new and more economical unit. Plus, by purchasing a new unit, you’ll also be renewing its lifespan, giving you another solid 10 to 15 years before it needs to be replaced again. And a newer model will also help to save you money on running costs too.

Summer is Just Around the Corner

The best time to inspect your air conditioning unit is in spring, with the summer months just around the corner. Rather than wait until your a/c breaks down on a hot summer’s day, check it for any issues early on in the year. Consider replacing it before you become reliant on it to keep you cool in summer or warm during the winter.

It’s Becoming More Expensive To Run Your Air Conditioning Unit

If you notice your energy bills creeping up, your old air conditioning unit might be the reason why. This is a strong sign that the system is not working as efficiently as it might have once before, and so you should upgrade the unit to keep your energy bills down. Generally, as the unit gets older and starts to approach 10 + years old, it will be coming to the end of its lifespan and struggling to perform.

You’ve Just Bought An Old Property

Buying a new home is an exciting time, and as you add your personal touch to the walls and floors, don’t forget to upgrade the appliances too. Replacing old central air conditioners should be on the top of your list when renovating a period property and will help to modernize the building while providing you with a comfortable home environment

Your A/C Is Loud & Annoying

Finally, we come to the loud hum of an A/C unit. There is nothing worse than trying to relax after a long day at work or even working from home and being constantly interrupted by the loud hum of your central air conditioner. The noise is often due to poor maintenance, as dust gets trapped inside the system, and the unit struggles to operate normally. Often leaks in the ductwork can also be the culprit of an annoying a/c unit, which can mean the system is not big enough for the size of your property. Another cause of a frustrating noise coming from an air conditioning unit is an internal issue with the unit’s indoor coil. In all cases, it is best to upgrade the unit and contact BCRC Heating about our professional air conditioning installation services.


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