No air conditioners last forever. Although you may invest in an expensive model, even the most reliable what they can eventually stop working. Is there any way to tell if an air conditioning system is going to need to be replaced soon? There are a few indicators that will help let you know when your older system is ready to be replaced instead of repaired.
Is your power bill going up more that normal?
Your electricity bills might be slightly higher during the winter and summer, but if you noticed recently that your electricity bills are consistently higher than you anticipated during summer, it might be time for a new AC. Your air conditioning system is supposed to ensure that your room is kept cool without costing a lot, if you notice that the amount of energy needed to keep your home comfortable is increasing then it may be a sign that it is not working properly. If that is the case, you should consider contacting a professional to have them evaluate the system and let you know if it repairs is all that is needed or if it is time and more cost effective to replace the unit as a whole.
Are repairs becoming more common?
From time to time, these machines require repair. If your repairs are becoming more frequent then the price to keep your home comfortable is also rising; it may be time to say goodbye to your old air conditioner. Instead of investing your money on a unit that is well past its prime, it may be time to put that money towards a unit that is more energy efficient. The benefits of upgrading can be significant when you choose the more recent model.
Is the system struggling to keep up?
Your home’s air conditioning system is intended to take care of the comfort of your home when it is working correctly. Have you observed the temperature of your home has climbed so that it has become uncomfortably high, or that the quality of the air within your home is decreasing? If so, then your system may have reached an age where the repairs will not be enough to keep your home comfortable. If the system is not able to keep up with the required temperature needs then it may run excessively and increase your power bill significantly.
How old is your HVAC system?
Sometimes, all you have to do is look at the age of your AC unit to determine whether the unit needs to be updated. If it is over 10 years old, you could be saving significant amounts of money by upgrading to an energy-efficient unit. First Choice Heating & Air Conditioning is able to give you a free quote for new replacement HVAC system.