It might seem like summer is still some time off but you could experience warm temperatures long before the season officially begins. If you’ve been thinking about replacing your air conditioner, now is the ideal time to do so, before the heat arrives. You don’t want to be waiting in long lines to buy an air conditioner or find out the air conditioner you want is out of stock on the hottest day in summer. The following considerations are designed to help you determine if you should schedule an air conditioner replacement now:

  • Reliability

If it seems like you have to repair your air conditioning unit every summer, it’s probably time for you to have a new one installed. While it’s important to separate routine maintenance from repairs, if you have to pay for a repair on a part when the technician comes out to maintain your system on a regular basis, chances are that you’ll save money in the long run if you replace it.

  • Age

Of course, you don’t want to replace your air conditioner unnecessarily, but you also don’t want to wait so long that it breaks down completely. If your technician tells you that it’s getting old during its scheduled maintenance, you should probably plan to replace it soon. Another way is to find out its project life span or when the system was installed. It’s important to know that the industry standard is between 10 and 15 years.

  • Efficiency

Your summer utility bill is likely to be one of the biggest expenses you’ll have during the season. If you’re like many other homeowners, you want to find ways to increase its efficiency. An older air conditioner or one that isn’t top-rated for efficiency can cost you more money over the long term.

Investing in an energy-efficient unit now will help you weather the hot summers while also saving you money in utility costs. Platinum AC services the Northern Beaches and provides a range of air conditioning units. Contact us today to discuss your air conditioning requirements and schedule an appointment.