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There’s Still Time to Replace That Old Air Conditioner

The first day of spring is now behind us, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we’ll encounter an immediate heat wave. We can still anticipate some cooler weather ahead before the climb to the summer temperatures truly begins. You air conditioning system won’t be needed for the serious heavy work just yet.

And that’s why right now is an excellent time to have your air conditioner replaced if it’s finally seen its best days. You can call on our air conditioning professionals to schedule the replacement service. We’ll get the work done fast so you’ll be ready when the first hot day arrives.

How can I tell that I need a new AC?

There are a number of warning signs regarding a failing older air conditioning system, but perhaps the clearest sign is simply the AC’s age. Most cooling systems will last between 10 to 15 years. If your air conditioner is at or above that range, you need to think about replacing it, even if it still seems to be working the way it should. An air conditioner that’s 20 years old is in serious danger of a full breakdown at any time.

There are other warning signs, such as an increase in your regular cooling bills over the last few years, as well as a rise in the number of repairs the system needs just to stay running. Any single repair that would cost half the price of replacing the system is not worth doing. If the cumulative price for repairs during a year is $500 or more, that’ also too much and you should have a new system put in instead.

If you want a professional opinion about replacing the air conditioning system, call us. We’ll not only help you with making the choice, but we’ll guide you toward the best new system to have installed.

If you’re looking for a service provider who will treat you and your home like their own, call Golden Rule Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. Service to Indianola, IA and throughout the Des Moines and Grimes Metro areas.

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