If there’s a perfect time to replace your air conditioning system in Clayton, North Carolina, it’s during the spring before the busy summer season starts. That way, you’ll avoid exposing your family to the hot temperatures inside your home and dealing with longer wait times because homeowners are contacting us for emergency AC repairs.

If you can say ‘yes’ to any one of the following statements, it’s likely time to replace your cooling system.

Your AC Unit Is More Than a Decade Old

Air conditioners that are older than ten years old often use twice as much energy as a new system that’s been certified by ENERGY STAR. Although your AC system can last up to 15 or even 20 years with proper routine maintenance, it might be more cost-effective to invest in a new unit to save on monthly energy expenses.

Your AC Unit Has a Low Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio

Central AC systems are rated according to their seasonal energy efficiency ratio, also known as the SEER. If your AC is old, it likely has a SEER of 10 or lower. As of 2015, new residential central AC systems must have a SEER of at least 13 or higher.

Although the new standard doesn’t require homeowners to change their existing AC system, you should consider replacing your unit if it has a SEER that’s lower to ensure you’re maximizing your comfort and cost savings.

Your AC Unit Requires Frequent Repairs

If you’re performing proper HVAC maintenance on your AC each spring and it still requires repairs throughout the summer, your unit is likely on its last legs. If your monthly utility bills skyrocket without reason, especially after a maintenance check, then it’s time to start thinking about replacing your AC system.

If you decide to replace your cooling system to ensure you stay comfortable this summer, take a look at our selection of state-of-the-art Trane air conditioners or contact Carolina Comfort Air at 919-879-2106.