Time to Replace? HVAC Systems: How Old is Too Old?
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HVAC systems are a central component of a Florida household. Our hot weather can be relentless, so it's important to know that you have a system you can depend on.

Have you been thinking about HVAC replacement but are not sure of the answer to the question: “How old is too old?” Don’t sweat it. Easy A/C is here for you to help guide you in the best decisions for you and your family.

When is it time to replace my HVAC system?

Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever. Most people are constantly running their systems about nine months out of the year in the Florida heat — and that puts a strong demand on HVAC systems. Typically, you are going to need an AC replacement every 9-10 years, but if you’re giving your AC a run for its money and not properly maintaining it, it could be sooner.

If you’ve been in your home for a long time, you probably know how old your system is. But if it was there when you moved in, you may not have the paperwork to have proof of age. However, it is not complicated to figure it out.

There is typically a nameplate on the back of the unit that should have a date imprinted on it by the manufacturer. If you don’t see one, just write the model and serial numbers down and go to the manufacturer’s website which should show you the encoded date.

When do I know whether to AC repair or AC replacement?

When you’re edging up to the time frame to replace your air conditioning unit, and not quite sure whether to repair or replace, there are a few things to consider. If it has been well-maintained over the years, which is highly recommended, you can probably push it a little farther than one that has been clunking along on its own without regular tune-ups.

You should typically pull the trigger on the decision to go from AC repair to AC replacement when you need to do a major repair every year. These repair dollars can really add up, so it can be best for your household budget to go ahead and make the investment for a new system.

What are the benefits of replacing my HVAC system?

HVAC systems that are too old are just plain unreliable. They have a tendency to break down, often at night or on the weekends. You can’t depend on them to keep you cool. Also, when HVAC systems get too old, they are inefficient. They work much harder than they are supposed to — using more energy than they should and can cause your monthly utility bills to skyrocket. You can also keep shelling out money on repairs where you end up paying more to keep fixing it than if you go ahead and invest in a good unit for the long haul.

It’s about keeping you cool and comfortable when you need it. Plus, replacing your air conditioning unit with a new one will give you the latest and greatest in regards to operation and energy efficiency. Also, if you have been using window units, know that a central A/C unit is far less susceptible to leaks, and they often have options for adding equipment to enhance indoor air quality. This can be really important for people who have bad respiratory allergies or other respiratory-related illnesses or conditions.

How do I select a new HVAC system?

At Easy A/C, we make it easy for homeowners to decide what the best choice for their space and needs is. As a factory-authorized dealer, we offer a selection of high-efficiency Carrier AC products —from packaged products to ductless systems and even split system air conditioning systems that have their own separate condensing units and air handlers.

We have the technical knowledge and the exacting standards to guide you to the right decision for you and your family. We pride ourselves on being good listeners and always keeping customer service at the top of our minds when working for you.

Why choose Easy A/C for my HVAC replacement?

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Easy A/C has been keeping our customers cool in the Tampa Bay area for more than thirteen years. With an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, we combine skill and professionalism with a steady commitment to honest dealing and doing business with integrity.

Our technicians are highly trained and experienced across basic systems to the latest HVAC systems with top-of-the-line technology. We install, maintain, and are there when you need us. You can depend on us. If you have an emergency at night or on the weekends, we’ll answer the phone. Our 24/7 telephone line is truly 24/7.

We also make AC financing easy! You may qualify for a new system at only $89 per month and even get an extended zero interest rate. Getting an HVAC replacement doesn’t have to be a burden on your finances. We create a plan that fits in your budget. And even if you have less than ideal credit, give us a call. We’ve been able to help people in many types of financial circumstances get the HVAC replacement they want with the financing they need.

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