Installing a new cooling system is a big decision, but you don’t have to make it alone. Use this guide to decide whether it’s time to replace the air conditioner in your Charlotte, NC, home.

Poor Performance

If your home is sweltering even though your air conditioning unit is running nonstop, a new AC system is a must. Poor performance is an obvious sign that your current cooling system is on its last season.

Excessive Cooling Costs

Older AC systems are often less energy efficient, which can increase the cost of cooling a home. An in-home energy audit and HVAC inspection can help you decide whether you need a new cooling unit. In general, homeowners should replace AC systems that are over 15 years old to increase efficiency.

Frequent Repairs

Emergency air conditioner repairs leave you at the mercy of rising summer temperatures, and costs quickly add up if you need several repairs during a single season. Replacing your AC unit is far more budget-friendly than repairs, particularly for homeowners who need to replace major components in the unit.

Questionable Maintenance

Regular maintenance, such as cleaning the coils, checking coolant levels and changing the air filter, is essential for efficient and reliable operation. A poorly maintained cooling system is at a far greater risk of mid-season failure and may need unexpected and costly repairs.

Loud Operation

Your air conditioner should provide reasonably quiet operation for your home. Loud sounds, including banging, grating and squeaking, are signs that your cooling system isn’t operating properly and needs a replacement to prevent the need for major repairs.

Contact Bradham Brothers, Inc. to schedule your air conditioner installation today. If you aren’t sure which unit would be right for your home, our professionals are here to assist. We’ll help you maximize cooling efficiency while enhancing home comfort.

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