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Do I Need to Replace My AC Unit?

One of the most common questions we receive at Variable Comfort Solutions is: “Do I need to replace my air conditioning unit?” We wish that we could provide a short, simple, and succinct answer for everyone but it’s just not possible.

The short answer: Maybe. For the long answer, keep reading!

When do I need a replacement?

Before replacing your air conditioning unit, run through this list of questions. Depending on your answers, you’ll know whether or not it’s time for a new system.

  • How often do you have to get repairs on the unit?

If your HVAC company is frequently on your “recently called” list, then it might be time for an upgrade. Additionally, if you’ve spent thousands of dollars on repairs, then it is definitely time to purchase a new system.

  • How old is the air conditioning unit?

If it’s past the age of 10, it’s value and efficiency are on the decline so it might be worth it to invest in a replacement.

  • What kind of refrigerant does your unit use?

If your air conditioning unit is still using R22 Freon, then you should start looking for a replacement. This type of refrigerant is being phased out of production and will become increasingly more expensive to purchase.

How We Can Help

Deciding to purchase a new air conditioning and heating system is a major investment and one that you want to make wisely. Before purchasing a new system, contact your local HVAC specialists for an evaluation of your current system and a breakdown of the options that are available to you.

At Variable Comfort Solutions, we have years of experience helping our customers select the best heating and cooling systems for their needs. Visit our website today or give us a call at (304) 986-4040 for more information!