As a homeowner, you know the stress and anxiety that comes with making tough decisions. When it comes to your HVAC system, we understand completely how challenging this can be. With summer right around the corner, you might have been worrying about if your air conditioner will keep temperatures inside pleasant and comfortable during those hot days. Perhaps you’ve been suspecting it’s nearing the end of its time, or have you been facing frequent issues with it? Join Your experts at Middletown Heating & Cooling as we explore how to know when the right time for an AC upgrade is. We will help guide you through this process while informing you of all pertinent details involved! 


If your current air conditioner has been around for quite a few years, you may wish to consider an upgrade. The average lifespan of an AC unit is 12-17 years; however, it can range depending on the model and maintenance received throughout its lifetime. With this averaged timeframe in mind, this may give you a better idea of when you should start considering your own upgrade options.


Do you find yourself shelling out money for AC repairs pretty frequently? If so, this is a good cue that your air conditioning system needs to be replaced soon. It may seem like the cheaper option to repair an old unit; however, if you add up all the costs over time, buying a new and more efficient cooling unit could end up being much more economical in the long run. Avoiding the need to replace your air conditioner and opting for temporary fixes is a recipe for disaster waiting to happen. No one wants to be stranded in the sweltering heat without any respite! Repeated repairs will only lead you further down the slippery slope until, eventually, your unit breaks down completely. So, choosing proper replacement options now can save you hours of misery later on! 


Is your energy bill skyrocketing? Although there can be many explanations for this inconvenient phenomenon, the average HVAC system accounts for up to 46% of monthly energy costs. If you find yourself paying more than that each month, it’s a sure sign that something is amiss – perhaps even serious issues with your air conditioning system! As they grow older and become inefficient or develop faults over time, these systems have to work harder in order to keep temperatures at an optimal level, therefore, resulting in higher electricity bills. 

If you are dealing with this, now is the perfect time to invest in an energy-efficient air conditioner and start reaping your rewards right away! Not only will you benefit from improved performance, but you will also reduce monthly utility bills – resulting in long-term savings. Yes, the initial cost may appear intimidating at first; however, don’t forget to include all related expenses, such as maintenance fees, when estimating all costs involved.  


If your air conditioner uses R22 refrigerant, which has been unregulated by the EPA, it can be difficult to find a suitable replacement that is in accordance with laws when the time comes for it to be refilled. Additionally, it can be costly – another expense for you to consider. Despite this new rule being seen as a hindrance, it does have its advantages. By using energy-efficient air conditioners, you will experience numerous benefits for your home and the environment alike. Modern ACs do not depend on refrigerants that release copious quantities of carbon emissions, which is why these newer versions are so much better for our planet!  

Have any questions? We’ve got answers! Contact us, and we’ll be more than happy to assist you. We also provide free estimates and consultations, where we can evaluate your home and discuss the best AC model for you. In addition to that, financing is available if needed, so why wait? Pick up the phone today, call Middletown Heating & Cooling today at (513) 268-3789, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here