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The heat is about to really rise in the next month or so which means now is the time when you want to double-down on making sure that your air conditioner is in good working order. If your system is on the fritz, you really want to get it fixed ASAP.

However, not every air conditioner is fixable. It has nothing to do with brand names, just with the fact that at a certain point, every AC unit needs to retire. And when this time comes, instead of scheduling another AC repair, you’ll need to reach out for an AC replacement in Prescott Valley.

Replacing an air conditioning system isn’t a small job–nor a cheap one. That is why you will want to ensure that you really do need to opt for a full replacement before you schedule it.

3 Signs AC Replacement is in Your Future

Be on the lookout for these warning signs that you are going to need a replacement soon:

  1. The AC is getting old: A well-maintained air conditioner is going to be able to last between 10 and 15 years in operation. Once that 10-year mark has been passed though you will want to keep a close eye on your AC and likely start talking with your technician to plan to a replacement when it becomes necessary. Even if your system is still working okay for now, it is likely to begin losing its efficiency in the near future.
  2. Your system isn’t cooling anything: Your air conditioner has one main task to accomplish and that is to cool down your house. If it is unable to do this despite regular maintenance and repairs, it means it needs to be replaced. Keeping an air conditioner like this around means you’ll be paying for an overly expensive fan.
  3. Repairs are too expensive and frequent: Air conditioning repairs aren’t going to be totally avoidable but they shouldn’t be a frequent need in a well-cared-for system. On average, repairs should only be needed once every few years and they really shouldn’t break the bank. If you have found you need AC repairs on a near-yearly basis or that your repair needs are increasingly expensive, it is an indicator that you need to replace your unit. A good rule of thumb to remember is that if a repair need is equal to half or more of the price of a new unit, it is best to simply opt for a new AC.

What to Do When You Need a Replacement

If you believe that your air conditioner needs to be replaced, your best course of action is to reach out to a professional technician. A trained professional is going to be able to confirm if a replacement is necessary, help you to select the type of system that best fits your comfort needs, and get it properly installed.

When your system needs service, contact Cool Touch Air Conditioning and Heating to get the job done right. Kick back and relax, we’ll keep you cool.

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