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When Do I Need A New Air Conditioner?

do i need a new ac?

It’s a common problem. We tend to forget about our ac units until something goes wrong. If you find yourself asking “when do I need a new air conditioner?” then it’s probably time. At A-1, we follow the AC 5,000 rule; it says when you have repairs that will cost over $5,000 over ten years, then it’s time to replace. If you call us two years in a row and each repair is over $500, we suggest a replacement. Call us and schedule your AC Replacement today.

Do some math!

It can get very expensive to fix the systems. For instance, an AC that takes R22 can cost up to 135 per pound. That can add up very fast if you have a small leak. On the flip side, if you have a small repair or leak, cleaning or checkup, hold off on replacement even if it’s old.

Energy Matters! – Quip intended.

Another excellent guide to measuring when to replace it is energy efficiency. If you’re paying an extra $80 a month in energy costs that are $960 a year collectively!

Protection

Is your system still under warranty? Some units can come with an extended protection plan, make sure you cannot use a replacement plan or insurance program to fix it.

What’s your plan?

Do you have a maintenance plan? We offer the Smiley Club, and you may have something similar, check your paperwork.

Shop around to find the BEST!

Shop around for the unit you need. At A-1 we can install any new AC unit. It is in your best interest to be well versed in the products you wish to buy.

Ask your tech lots of questions!

What are the average costs to run the new unit? How long is the warranty valid and what does it entail? Check online reviews of the equipment.

Have more questions? Call us at 904.475.0093 or contact us today. This advice is by A1phvacr.com. Since 1970 A-1 has been you trusted premier plumbing company for Marmora, New Jersey, and Jacksonville, Florida. We would like to help you prevent frozen pipes, yes Florida, you too. Here are Smiley’s Tips for today.

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