Your air conditioning unit is vital to cooling your home to a comfortable temperature during these hot Summer months. It’s on the clock 24 hours a day and must work properly when needed. If it doesn’t, then prepare yourself for a very uncomfortable home. We often get asked what the best time to upgrade an air conditioning unit? Read below to see some of our tips on when to upgrade your AC unit.
When Is The Best Time For AC Replacement At My Home?
One of the best and simplest ways to tell when you need a new air conditioner is by your comfort. If you know your unit is over 10 years old and your home just isn’t keeping you comfortable enough, it may be time to think about a replacement. Over time, parts in older units can rust and rot. This can cause many issues such as motor failures, burnt wires, or even refrigerant leaks leading to frozen coils. This causes your air conditioner to run at low efficiency and run for longer periods of time. Although repairs are a great temporary fix, they should not be used for long term solutions, especially if the unit is over 10 years old.
What If My AC Unit Seems To Be Working Fine?
With that being said, it could still be time for a replacement in your home and you may not even realize it. We see lots of units that are over 10 years old that are still able to cool your home, but have to work overtime to do so. Think about your monthly energy costs and if they have gone up over the past year or two. If the answer is yes, then this could be a sign that your unit is having to work overtime to reach the temperature set by your thermostat. On top of that, older units are simply less efficient than the new technology we have today. Features such as smart thermostats and variable capacity cooling are just a few of the ways that HVAC technology has evolved to save you money.
If you think it may be time for an air conditioning replacement at your home, feel free to give us a call to discuss any questions you have. With your comfort being our number one priority, Patterson is sure to provide you the best HVAC repairs and installations in Charlotte.