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Does Your Air Conditioner Keep Breaking Down? It May Be Time to Consider Replacement

As we continue through the dog days of summer, we realize how important whole home cooling is to our everyday comfort. But if you have been struggling with your AC all summer long, especially when you need it most, it may be time to ask yourself if continuing to put money into your system is worthwhile, or if it’s time to invest in a new, reliable system. The air conditioning experts at Bartels Heating & Cooling can help you with all of your air conditioner installation needs in Hamilton, OH – just give us a call!

When Is Time to Replace?

Replacing your existing air conditioning system isn’t something you do lightly. There is an obvious cost to the process and you need to pay very close attention to your needs. Working with a trained professional from the very beginning of your replacement process is one of the best ways to ensure that you choose and install a new system that fits your home and supplies you with the cool air you need for many years to come.

So what factors do you weigh as to whether or not it is time to replace your air conditioner? Here are the main ones:


Age is one of the biggest factors to consider when it may be time to replace your air conditioner. Traditional split system ACs have an average lifespan of 10-15 years. If your air conditioner is close to or at this age, be aware that 85% of all repairs will happen during the system’s last two years. The bottom line? It may not be worth putting a lot of money into an aging system.


Aside from constant breakdowns, are you seeing poor performance from your air conditioner? We are referring to things like uneven cooling, not being able to cool as needed and high energy bills.

It’s never good to rush into a large decision like replacing your home’s air conditioner. If you are at the point where you are considering replacement, call us today and schedule an appointment with one of our AC experts.

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