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Times When Air Conditioning Replacement Is a Good Idea

IMG_9115The intense summer heat has arrived here in Southern California—and we can expect even hotter weather during July and August. We hope that you have a durable and effective air conditioning system in your house to help you coast through the roasting days ahead. If you don’t, you can always call our team and arrange for a great air conditioning replacement system. Sometimes this is the best option, rather than continuing to repair and repair and repair the system to keep it lumbering on.

Here are some times when we’d advise you to go for a replacement air conditioner rather than sticking with repairs:

There are just too many repairs

How much is too many? Anything more than once a year usually means the air conditioner is costing you more to repair than it would be to have it replaced. A good rule of thumb is to compare a single repair cost to the price of a replacement. If the repair is half the price of the replacement or more, than the replacement is the most cost-effective option. And if the repair totals over a year exceed $500, you’re also putting too much into repair work—it should go to a replacement.

The air conditioner is over 15 years old

Most modern air conditioning systems will run for 10 to 15 years. A system that’s older than this will start to lose its energy-efficiency, and will be at a higher risk of failure at an inopportune time. We suggest that you jump ahead of the problem and have a replace done when it’s still convenient.

You want to take advantage of new air conditioning technology

There are many great advances in home cooling that can help improve your comfort while also cutting back on your bills, such as a solar air conditioner and many different model of high-efficiency ACs. There’s nothing wrong with an early AC replacement to grab onto these many benefits.

Kilowatt Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical offers great AC replacement services in North Hollywood, CA and throughout Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.

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