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When Is It Time for AC Replacement in Charleston, SC?

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June 10, 2015

Nobody wants to be stuck without air conditioning during the summer, which is why it’s imperative for homeowners and business owners to book their AC replacement in Charleston early. However, unless your AC has completely stopped working, it can be difficult to know when it’s time to opt for replacement over repairs.

Signs You Need AC Replacement

Fortunately, the team of HVAC experts at Custom Climate are experienced in in assessing whether it’s worth repairing an appliance or if it needs to be replaced.  Pay attention to the following:

  1. The AC is reaching the end of its life. Air conditioners have a lifespan of approximately 10 years. And when you know how much technology advances in the span of a decade, you’ll appreciate how much more energy-efficient—and therefore cost-efficient—a newer model will be.
  2. The AC doesn’t cool effectively. There can be a number of reasons for this, including a broken evaporator coil, broken sensors and a malfunctioning thermostat. If your appliance fails to function properly even after repairs, you need to replace it.
  3. The AC makes strange noises. If your AC makes screeching, squeaking, clanging or ticking noises, it’s usually an indication that one or more parts are damaged and/or loose. Oftentimes, it’s more cost-effective to replace the appliance (especially if you’ve had it for more than seven years) than to repair it.
  4. Your AC system doesn’t meet your needs anymore. Oftentimes people inherit AC systems with window-mounted or wall-mounted appliances when they buy a property. However, these two types of systems aren’t as effective as a central AC system. Especially if you’re looking to improve the temperature control and air quality throughout the property, switching to a central AC system can be your best option.

Consult with the Experts

If you think your AC needs replacing, call the HVAC experts at Custom Climate to schedule an appointment. We can advise you on your best options and provide you with a transparent quote to replace your current appliance with a more effective and cost-efficient model. We can also inform you about regular maintenance agreements that keep your new appliance in good working order and prolong its life. So don’t wait: call Custom Climate today!