When you live in the South, very few appliances in your home are as vital as your hard-working air conditioning unit! So how do you know when it’s time for a new AC system?
It’s Just Not Comfortable
Do you have a hard time keeping your home cool? This could be the sign of an aging air conditioner or incorrectly sized system. When you notice that some rooms fail to cool down like they used to, no matter how low you set the thermostat, it’s a good sign that the equipment may be due for replacement. When the system is running properly, all areas of your home should be comfortable.
Increasing Energy Bills
When examining your recent energy bills, if you see that they are rising but you can’t seem to account for the additional usage, the problem may be a poorly running air conditioning unit. Air conditioners become less efficient the older they get. This is because they become dirty and their parts start to break or wear down, both of which make the air conditioner run longer and work harder. All of this leads to a drastic increase in your energy bills.
New air conditioners are more energy efficient than older models, too. With new advances in technology, air conditioner manufacturers can use less energy to create more powerful systems. If you are looking for a way to cut down on costs around the home, switching to a new air conditioning unit may be the answer.
Age of the Unit
In general, you can expect a well-maintained air conditioner to last about 15 years. However, if you’re in need of expensive repairs and your air conditioner is more than 10 years old, it will often make more sense to replace it with a new, efficient unit. An old air conditioner can contain years of dust, dirt, and bacteria that can pollute the air inside your home, too.
Are you calling us every month because of a new problem with your unit? These repair costs can really add up, and it doesn’t make sense to keep making them on older units. Save yourself the stress, time, and money by investing in a new unit.