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Is It Time for an AC Upgrade?

Times are changing, and so are our needs for comfort and energy efficiency. An air conditioner that seemed adequate 10 years ago is very lacking these days in pretty much every category. This is one of the main reasons why we say that an AC is only designed to last 10-15 years before it needs to be replaced.

AC replacement in Millbury, MA is not just for a system that’s broken down. It’s for units that are just not running effectively or efficiently anymore. Even if the system is pretty effective, you and your family just might not be happy with it anymore–a great reason to start looking at investments for your future.

Just like an old car with several thousand miles on it, these systems can get burdensome over time when they wear down. Make sure you’re aware of your replacement options as you look toward the summers to come.

When an AC Is At Its Limits

An air conditioner is only designed to last 10-15 years, but what does that mean exactly? Why is this such a cut-and-dry limit for these systems, since some of them have lasted well beyond this (and some have even fallen apart before the 10-year mark)? What gives?

Well, as trusted professionals, we can’t give you a hard date as to when your air conditioner will break down. All of these timelines are estimates, and we can only talk about what tends to happen and the regular timeline with this technology.

Air conditioners can last longer than 15 years, but this is where some repeated problems come up and the efficiency of the system starts to tank. Even if it works past the 20-year mark, you’re probably paying for it in one way or another. Likewise, if a system only lasts 8 years before it runs into problems, you’re likely in a worst-case situation and repairs could still be on the table. Most systems tend to last longer than that.

Your Upgrade Options

Let’s talk about your options. When you’re exploring an upgrade, we need to talk about all the different aspects of home cooling. First, there’s your thermostat, which is the brains of the whole operation. Then, there’s the AC itself that can be replaced with a similar unit or one that’s different.

But one decision you’ll need to make is whether you’d like to replace your AC and heating all at once with a heat pump.

New Thermostat

Upgrading your thermostat with the rest of your HVAC system will ensure you get better control and convenience. New programmable and Wi-Fi thermostats can be operated from a smartphone anywhere in the world with the internet, so you get complete and total control over your home’s temperature.

New AC

If you’re just ready to upgrade your AC, then maybe it’s time to evaluate the new AC systems on the market. There are extremely efficient and powerful central air conditioners with high SEER2 ratings just waiting for you.

New Heat Pump

Does your heater need to be replaced too? Then why not consider a heat pump?

Heat pumps work as both heating and cooling units, with exceptional energy efficiency. This is a great option for customers in the predicament of needing two systems in one.

Start by scheduling an appointment with Landry Mechanical Inc Plumbing HVAC & Electric. We take comfort in YOUR comfort!

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