Winter is the perfect time to replace your home’s air conditioner and make sure it is running smoothly well before it is needed. Here is a look at four signs that you might want to add a new AC to your Christmas list this year.
1. Your Home Is No Longer Comfortable
Seasonal maintenance will increase the lifespan of an air conditioner, but older models will eventually need to be replaced when they can no longer keep a home at a consistent temperature. You should also consider upgrading your AC system if you have made any structural changes to your home such as adding new rooms.
2. Unmanageable Electricity Bills
In the average home, HVAC systems typically account for over 40 percent of the electricity that is consumed. This means that even minor problems with your AC system could result in hundreds of dollars lost every year. Homeowners should take some time to track their energy consumption every summer and keep any eye out for major fluctuations. If you have recently seen a sharp rise in your electricity bills, it could be a sign that your air conditioner is ready to be replaced.
3. The Compressor Has Failed
The outdoor compressor is one of the most expensive components of an HVAC system. Most warranties will cover the compressor for a few years, but having an old compressor replaced after the warranty has expired can be prohibitively expensive.
4. It Is 10 to 15 Years Old
The service life of your air conditioner will depend on how often you use it and how well you maintain it. Air conditioners that are never serviced might need to be replaced within eight or nine years. Unfortunately, even well-maintained air conditioners will near the end of their lifespan after around 15 years.
Contact Engineered Air to Find the Perfect AC System
If you need help finding the perfect replacement AC for your home or business, then please contact Engineered Air today to schedule your own no-obligation appointment with one of our friendly technicians.