3 Signs You Need A New Air Conditioner
Having your air conditioner serviced regularly and repaired at the first sign of trouble is usually the best way to extend its lifespan. Eventually, however, a better option may be to replace your AC with a more efficient and modern model. Here are a few of the biggest signs it's time to buy a new air conditioner:
Your Home is Uncomfortably Warm
If despite taking good care of your air conditioner and having obvious problems repaired by a professional your home remains difficult to cool in the summer, it is most likely time for a new air conditioner. There is no reason to have high energy bills in the summer from continuing to crank the AC higher and higher, only to still have your family complain about how hot and uncomfortable the home is.
After months or years living with an AC on its last legs, you may be amazed by how comfortable a new system will keep your home, and probably with less energy usage.
Your System is Being Repaired Frequently
Having your air conditioner repaired when it doesn't work properly or makes strange noises is very responsible, but will only do so much good if your system has worn out and needs to be replaced. If you find yourself calling for repairs every few weeks, it may be better to put that money toward the one-time cost of a brand new air conditioning system instead. Your investment will pay off in the form of lower energy bills (since today's air conditioners are designed to be much more energy-efficient), a more comfortable home, and far fewer repairs.
Your Air Conditioner is Over 15 Years Old
The average lifespan of an air conditioner is around 15 years old, and this can sometimes be stretched to 20 or so years if you maintain your system and have it professionally serviced each season. If your AC is over the average lifespan, or close to it but has not been maintained regularly, there is a good chance you will be better off with a new model.
If you've been noticing any of these signs, it's time to call an air conditioning repair company, like CNR Air Conditioning Inc, to come out and inspect your HVAC system. They can help you determine for certain if it's time to update your air conditioner and can explain the many different cooling options available that will suit your cooling needs and budget.