Though most air conditioners are strong, even the most reliable models eventually wear out. How can you figure out if your AC replacement time is near? Patterson Heating & Air Conditioning offers the following advice for Charlotte, NC homeowners.
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 attention. If your repairs are becoming more frequent and the cost of the repairs is also increasing, it may be time to say goodbye to your old air conditioner. Instead of throwing your money at a unit that is well past its prime, and time to use the money for repairs towards a newer and more cost efficient unit. The benefits of upgrading can help with greater cooling power, for efficient energy usage, and can save money by needing less repairs that your older unit may require.
Is the system struggling to keep up?
Your air conditioning system is supposed to keep your home cool and comfortable when it’s working properly. Have you observed that your home is becoming uncomfortably warm, or that the system seems to struggle to get to the desired temperature. If so, your air conditioning system may be wearing out and you may need to consider the need for a replacement depending on the age of your current air conditioning unit.
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. Switch to an R-410A refrigerant air conditioner today with Patterson Heating & Air Conditioning!