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When To Replace Your Air Conditioner


Written on May 15, 2023.
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The very last thing you need in the middle of a heatwave is to have your air conditioner shut down. Though we do offer AC replacement in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, it is best to know the warning signs so you won’t have to deal with stifling heat in an emergency. Air conditioning is absolutely essential in California, and you deserve to have a functional AC system! In this blog, we detail when to replace your air conditioner and how AC Plus can help keep your home comfortable all summer long.

Signs You Need A New Air Conditioner

Most AC units will require repairs at some point in their lifespan, but eventually repairs won’t be enough. How do you know when it is time to replace your air conditioner? Our team’s experts on AC replacement in Redlands, CA provided professional insight on some of the warning signs that your air conditioner might be ready to retire. Below are three signs you need a new air conditioner.

  • Frequent Repairs
  • Outdated AC Unit
  • High Energy Bills

Frequent Repairs

If you find yourself calling your AC repair company for more than just regular maintenance, your unit is most likely declining. We recommend replacing your air conditioner if you can picture many more repairs in the future, due to the disadvantages a dying AC system can cause. Continuing to repair an outdated AC unit is similar to putting a bandage on a much larger problem, because you will likely spend more on repairs in the future rather than the cost of replacement. An AC Plus technician can look at the unit and determine if repair or replacement is the best solution for you and your home.

Outdated AC Unit

Most AC units have a lifespan of 12 to 15 years, though this statistic depends on the climate and frequency of use. Though your unit still may seem to be functioning, if it was made in 2010 or earlier, it may use R-22 freon. In 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency stopped allowing the production or importation of this type of refrigerant due to its negative effect on the environment. If your unit uses R-22, it will be difficult and expensive to replace. R-22 will only become more and more expensive and hard to find in the coming years as the EPA completes its phaseout and there is no longer any of the material left in the country.

High Energy Bills

Air conditioner manufacturing has improved immensely in the past few years. If your electric bill is unbearable in the summertime, it is probably because your air conditioning unit is not functioning efficiently. Over time, air conditioning units experience wear and tear and age. Even if your unit has received regular maintenance and is completely clean, it will not function as efficiently as a new unit.

High energy bills are bound to happen sometimes, but they should not occur frequently or ruin your monthly budget. It may seem like a large investment to replace your air conditioner, but it can save you money on energy and repair bills in the long run.

When To Replace vs. Repair

While your air conditioner may need a few repairs to function efficiently, it may be time for AC replacement as well. Sometimes, your air conditioner may seem to have completely stopped working, but it is just in need of a replacement part or a general tuneup. The following signs typically indicate when to repair rather than replace your air conditioner.

  • Regular maintenance each year
  • Only a few years old
  • Usually runs well, with only occasional issues
  • Is not used year-round
  • Does not create massive energy bills

If the above points do not apply, it may be time to look into AC replacement. You may need to replace your air conditioner in Rancho Cucamonga, CA and surrounding areas if you experience the following:

  • It has been used extensively for many years
  • The airflow around the house is not even or sufficient
  • Repairs are becoming more and more frequent
  • You can no longer justify the cost of your energy bills
  • It makes sense for you financially at this time

Benefits of Replacing Your AC

We understand replacing your air conditioner is a costly expense, but not an unjustified one! AC replacement can provide an array of benefits for you and your home. Purchasing a new air conditioner will not only keep your house cool, but lessen your environmental footprint, reduce high utility bills, and decrease needed repairs. Below are additional advantages of AC replacement in Victorville, CA and surrounding areas.

  • Improved Indoor Air Quality
  • Increased Home Value
  • Peace Of Mind
  • Enhanced Home Comfort

Improved Indoor Air Quality

New AC units can do a better job of filtering the air, making the inside of your home cleaner and healthier for you and your family. Even if you have maintained the cleanliness of your current unit, a replacement is sure to improve the quality of your air.

Increased Home Value

If you are considering selling your home in the next couple of years, a new AC unit can add a lot of resale value. Many homebuyers are interested in moving into a home that will not require a lot of work or upgrades, and a new AC may be a huge plus.

Peace Of Mind

Replacing your AC will also bring you peace of mind. You can sleep well, even through the hottest nights, knowing that your air conditioner will function efficiently. When you are no longer anxious about your air conditioner malfunctioning, you will likely see just how valuable AC replacement is to your home and your everyday life.

Enhanced Home Comfort

Perhaps the most important benefit of replacing your air conditioner is that you will be cooler! Chances are, if you are considering an AC replacement, your unit isn’t cooling your house as well as you’d like it to. Your comfort is extremely valuable, and sweating in your own home is simply not worth it.

How To Make Your AC Unit Last

If you decide to invest in a new air conditioner, you will need to know the best ways to increase its lifespan. The best way to keep your unit functioning well for years to come is by scheduling routine HVAC maintenance. AC Plus technicians can visit your home, typically twice a year, and provide cleaning, tune-ups, and inspections. With regular professional maintenance, your AC will function efficiently and effectively, and you will rarely be caught off guard by issues with your system.

Whether you decide it is time to replace your air conditioner or you just need some repairs, the professionals at AC Plus can help you every step of the way. We are a very highly rated business with thousands of 5-star reviews. Our pricing, efficiency, and 18+ years of experience make us the top choice for AC Replacement in Victorville, CA. If you are looking to enjoy a comfortable summer with low cooling costs, contact us today for an estimate!


Written By Matt Postoian

Matt Postoian has been in the HVAC industry for over 20 years and is dedicated to providing homeowners in Southern California with total home comfort.

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