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Are You Ready to Replace Your AC?

question-markDon’t let this post get your hopes up too much. It is still going to be a while yet before your air conditioning system is put into regular rotation. That is precisely the point, though. It only makes sense to replace your air conditioner in Des Moines, IA before you really need it to be there for you, right? If you wait until the summer season to get underway before replacing your system, then you risk a period of discomfort while you wait for your new AC to be up and running.

At the same time, we fully understand that a brand new whole-house cooling system is a major investment for most homeowners. That is why we are here to help you decide if the time is right for a full replacement. Following are a few points of consideration to keep in mind when weighing your options. Just remember that the fact that your AC can be repaired and kept running does not meant that it should be.

When Is Replacement the Right Option?

Because an air conditioner is most likely to suffer a catastrophic breakdown during the period in which it is working its hardest, you really don’t want to wait for the system to fail before replacing it. You also don’t want to replace your system prematurely, though, which is totally understandable. That is why you should take a few different factors into consideration and make an informed decision about what is really best for your comfort. Feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have.

  • How Old Is Your System? Like any other mechanical system or appliance, your air conditioner is not going to last forever. The question is, then, how much time does it realistically have left? If your air conditioner is at its expected terminal point, or if it is already beyond its projected lifespan, replacing it now and letting it go out on a high note may well be your best option. This is especially true if other factors, such as its efficiency, come into play.
  • How Efficient Is Your System? Energy efficiency is a hot topic today, with more and more homeowners looking for more efficient ways with which to cool their homes. If your air conditioner is quite old, its efficiency may have slipped over the years. Alternatively, it may have been manufactured at a time when efficiency standards were lower. You may have also opted for a cheaper system at the time of purchase, sacrificing efficiency in doing so. Investing in a more efficient system is a great path to long-term savings.
  • How Satisfied Are Your with Your System? If the answer is anything shy of “completely,” then that alone is enough reason to replace your AC. Maybe you’re interested in the benefits that heat pumps have to offer. Perhaps you’d like to eliminate ductwork from the equation. Whatever the case, we can help you to find an air conditioner that will not only reliably cool your home, but that will also satisfy your user preferences.

Let Schaal Heating and Cooling handle your AC service needs.

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