Spring Has Sprung — Is A/C Replacement on the Horizon as Well?

A/C replacement

Daylight Savings Time has come, we’ve all set our clocks forward, and schoolkids are getting excited because it’s the last stretch toward summer vacation. Spring is a great time of year! But it also means that the sweltering Orlando summer heat is on its way, and now’s the time for an A/C replacement if your unit is getting on in years. The A/C in your house doesn’t just keep you cool, it also helps control the humidity, so it’s a good idea to get that squared away before the summer thunderstorms roll in.

We speak to a lot of homeowners who don’t know when their HVAC equipment needs an upgrade. After all, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? And if it is broke, isn’t fixing it less expensive? Well, yes and no. If your A/C is still working, but not as well as it used to, you might be spending more on energy than you need to. You might also not be as comfortable at home as you could be. And if you’re repairing your A/C unit often, replacement might be cheaper in the long run. If you’re on the fence about an A/C replacement, consider these tips:

  • If you’re looking at a repair cost amounting to half the cost of an installation or more, go for the upgrade.
  • If your house never gets to a comfortable temperature, you may need a new unit. Or you may need to have someone look at your ductwork, especially if the cooling is inconsistent from room to room.
  • If you’ve noticed your energy costs going up, have someone in to look at your system, and ask if an A/C replacement would be a good idea.
  • If your system is too noisy, have it looked at by the experts.
  • If you take the Energy Star Home Energy Yardstick test and you get a score under five, you’re probably paying too much on your energy bills! Upgrading to more efficient equipment can keep costs down.

If this spring has you looking at an A/C replacement, look us up at Scott’s Heating and Air Conditioning!

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