How to Tell When You Need to Update Your A/C
Summer is here, bringing record temperatures and blistering heat, and the last thing you want is to be without a working air conditioner. However, there are some warning signs before your system completely shuts down. And remember, if you have any questions or want your unit inspected before the late days of June, July, and August, we can come to your home and check your system, diagnose any problems, and give you a quote. Until then, here are some warning signs that are telling you to update your A/C unit.
You’ve Had the Same Unit For 10 Years (or more)
Unfortunately, air conditioning units do not last forever. The life of an air conditioning unit averages between 10 to 15 years. However, the deterioration of your unit could accelerate if the unit doesn’t correctly match the home. If your air conditioning unit is getting to be this age, then you should have a professional look at it to understand how much longer it will last before it completely shuts down.
It Needs a Costly Repair
If your A/C unit needs an expensive repair, then it may be time to invest in a whole new system altogether. As systems age, the likelihood of needing repairs increases. If there is a major problem, like the compressor fails, then you should begin to weigh the pros and cons of replacing your entire unit. Sometimes it is better to get ahead of the problems by installing a new unit instead of nursing an old one back to life.
You Have High Energy Bills
The older your unit gets, the harder it has to work to cool your home, leading to you having to pay higher energy bills. Some reasons for this include worn out parts in your cooling system or owning an outdated unit. While replacing your A/C unit may seem expensive up front, it could end up saving you money in the long run.
Your Unit Has Begun to Make Noises
As with any machinery, the older it gets, the noisier it becomes. While there could be many possible causes for this problem, it could be your system telling you it needs an upgrade. When you get your unit checked out for annoying noises, there will likely be more problems. If this is the case, it may be more economical to upgrade your A/C unit instead of replacing parts of your existing one.
Ready to get your system inspected? Give us a call at (806) 372-1572