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Signs that it is Time to Replace Your Central Air Conditioning System

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Just like any piece of equipment, even with regular maintenance your central air conditioning system will ultimately reach a point where it just isn’t functioning effectively enough to keep your family cool. Buying a new system can be expensive, even if it is an important investment in your home. It’s important to keep an eye out for signs that indicate that it’s time to replace your old central AC system.

How Old is Your System?

  • The average central air conditioning system has a lifetime of 10-15 years. If your system is approaching this age range, or older, it might be time to replace it rather than consistently repairing it.
  • Most older AC systems use R22, a refrigerant that is being phased out over the coming years to meet new environmental protection regulations. It is difficult to replace this refrigerant because it is expensive and becoming more difficult to source. The latest AC systems comply with the new EPA regulations, making them more eco-friendly. And as an added bonus, they are also more energy-efficient!

Your System Runs Loudly

  • If your AC system seems like it’s getting louder and louder, it could be an indication of a problem. It may be that your duct system is not large enough for your home, or there may be an issue with the unit’s indoor coil.

More Dust Inside Your Home

  • If you start to notice more dust in your home, even if you’re cleaning routinely, there may be leaks in your ductwork. These leaks compromise the efficiency of your AC system, which can increase your utility bills.

Rising Air Conditioning Costs

  • If your utility bills are rising, even though you haven’t significantly changed the way you’re using your system, it may not be operating as efficiently as it should be. Heating and cooling costs account for roughly 44% of utility costs, and if you’re paying more than the average for your area, you may need a new AC system.

Inconsistent Cooling and Humidity Levels

  • Your AC system should remove humidity from the air, and if functioning properly, the temperature should be consistent throughout your home. If the cooling portion of your HVAC system isn’t able to do that effectively, your equipment is either malfunctioning or there may be an issue with your ductwork. Repairs may be costly, so ask yourself if it is worth repairing instead of buying a new system.

Each of these warning signs may mean it is time to think about replacing your AC system. The cost of replacing your HVAC unit can be daunting, as it is an expensive purchase. With our payment plans, you do not have to worry about coming up with all of the money up-front. And while it may be expensive, a new AC unit can wind up eliminating constant repair costs, lowering utility bills, and increasing the resale value of your home!

Making the Right Choice about Replacing Your AC System


As home comfort and service experts, we understand that choosing the right AC system for your home can be intimidating with all of the options available. Luckily for you, our team of highly qualified, professional technicians have a great deal of experience, and will help you make the right choice for your home, and your wallet.

Region carries the latest and most energy-efficient AC systems, and you can trust our experts for quick and correct installations and around-the-clock repairs to keep your system running at peak efficiency while lowering your utility costs.

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