We all love our air conditioners, especially on hot, humid days. But many homeowners often forget the fact that these units need to be taken care of properly, or else they may have to deal with warm, sticky days with no relief! The best way to ensure that your air conditioning unit is in tip top shape all year long is to invest in preventative air conditioning maintenance.
Despite that recommendation, only 42% of Americans using a heating and cooling system invest in maintenance annually. On top of that, determining the right time to contact an AC repair company for a total air conditioning replacement can put you in murky and unknown territory. In order to eliminate confusion, we have created a guide on how to know whether or not it’s time to replace your air conditioning system.
Three factors that go into whether or not you need to replace your unit:
The age of your unit
On average, an air conditioning unit can last anywhere between 10 and 15 years. If your unit is older than that, you may just want to invest in a whole new system instead of constantly calling an AC repair service. This is because there is always new energy saving technology being developed and introduced to the market, so not only will you most likely need a total upgrade to your unit, you’ll be able to save money in the long run with this new investment.
Your energy bill is higher than usual
It is normal to have a higher energy bill during certain months when it is especially uncomfortable outside. However, if you are noticing a consistent increase in the amount you are spending every month, this can be a red flag it is time to get a whole new unit, as some damages may be too far gone to be repaired.
Excessive dust and noise coming from the machine
Dust can come from many different places in your home, but if you notice excessive dust even after cleaning, this is a surefire sign you have leaks in your ductwork. These leaks will affect the efficiency of your system and cause your bill to skyrocket in no time.
There are plenty of other clues that it is time to purchase a brand new air conditioning unit. Look out for our next blog that will point out some factors where you may want to consider calling our AC repair company as soon as possible.Is it Time to Purchase a Brand New Air Conditioner? Part 2 » « Red Flags That Signal You Need Air Conditioning Repair: Part 2