How do you know when it’s time to replace your air conditioning system? Most homeowners don’t know what to look for. By knowing what to look for, you can avoid costly AC repair service by identifying the small issues early before they become big problems. Here are three issues to look out for when deciding to replace your A/C system or not:
1. Your energy bill has increased
If you notice that your energy bill is higher than usual, your system might need to be replaced. After looking at every reason for the increased bill and taking the proper steps to maintain your system, it might be time to replace your system. When your system isn’t working properly, it might overwork itself and lead to higher energy costs.
2. Frequent repairs are needed
Routine maintenance is necessary for all HVAC systems, but if your unit needs constant repairs, it may be time for a new system. The cost of maintenance can add up over time, and you may save money in the long run by replacing your air conditioning system.
3. Your system is more than 10 years old
The older your system, the less efficient it is. According to energy.gov, if your air conditioner is twenty years old, you can save 20-40% of your cooling energy costs by replacing it with a newer, more efficient model. A 20-year-old air conditioning system might use 6 kWh of electricity to cool an average-sized house. A new AC system could cool that same house using as little as 1.71 kWh of electricity.
Replacing your central air conditioning system will not only save you money by running more efficiently, but it will also be better for the environment. An added bonus is that a newer system will run much quieter than your older system. If you want to find out more information about replacing your central air conditioning system, contact us today!