How Do You Know When To Replace Your AC?
What Signs Should You Look For In A Failing Unit?
A steady stream of cool air from your AC unit can make or break you day. Make sure yours is working well.
AC units never pick a convenient time to break down. If your air conditioning fails, you can be sure that it will happen on the hottest day of summer, a time when you need the cool breeze of your AC to get through the day. Luckily, there are several signs that point to an HVAC system failure in the near future. By learning to recognize them, you can be sure to know when it is time to service or replace your AC unit before it breaks down during a heat wave. Here are 5 tips to consider when assessing your AC units’ condition.
Your Unit is Pushing Retirement Age
In some cases, you can tell by looking at your unit that it is older than disco. If that is the case, then it is definitely time to replace it. However, even if your AC looks in relatively new condition, it may still be past its prime. The lifespan of an air conditioning unit is around 15 years, but that is on the higher end of things. Most units barely make it past 10 years and even when they do, they tend yo be riddled with problems. Even if your unit still runs, its operating costs will still be much higher than a newer model. In these cases, you are much better off replacing your unit with a new, Energy-Star Efficient Model.
AC Unit Needs Constant Maintenance
Once an air conditioning unit begins to hit its tenth year of operation, its need for repairs will quickly increase. where you would once only worry about occasional repairs, you will now have to worry about regular check-ins with your systems overall health. The stress of having to deal with constant problems alone is enough to make most people replace their AC.
Repairs to Your Unit Are Costing You
An aging system will need more than simple repairs. In many cases the repairs older AC systems require are costly. Add to that the frequency at which these repairs will need to take place and suddenly you have a big problem. While the initial cost may seem large, a new system will ultimately save you money and heartache in the end.
AC is Under Performing?
If during operation you notice that your air conditioning is no longer performing to your standards, it may be the fault of a unit on its last legs. If you are experiencing any of the following:
- Unusual Rumbling
- Unpleasant Smells
- Cold or Hot Spots
- Inadequate Temperature Control
- Your System repeatedly Cycles On and Off
It may be time to replace your AC unit. If you are not sure of what to do, contact Pann Home Services and Remodeling and we will help you make the decision that is right for you.
Your Utility Bill Breaks the Bank
Your AC may be putting out subpar performance, but it is likely working harder than it needs to. In doing so, it will be eating through your electricity supply like there’s not tomorrow. Instead of throwing money away on a broken AC unit, you should be putting it towards a new system that will save you money by reducing your utility bill.
Repairs or Replacements, Pann Home Services Has You Covered
Now that you know how to spot an AC unit past its prime, you can make the decision to either repair or replace your existing system. Regardless of Your decision, know that Pann Home Services and Remodeling can take care of all your AC related needs. Contact a friendly service representative today for fast service on your unit services!