Winter, such as it was, is pretty much over. Over the next few weeks, the daily temperatures will continue to climb as we get closer to the summer season. You’re going to be relying on your air conditioner extensively to keep cool during daylight hours for a while, which means you need to make sure that you have an air conditioning system you can count on installed in your home. Have a look at some of the signs that it’s time for you to install a new air conditioning system.
Rising Monthly Bills
Obviously, your monthly electric bill is going to go up as you use your air conditioner more often. That should come as no surprise. What should come as a surprise, however, is if your air conditioner starts to cost a significant amount more to operate per moth than even regular use would account for. That kind of skyrocketing monthly cost could be an indication that your air conditioner is suffering from acute wear and tear on the various parts of the system. The more wear the system accumulates, the more efficiency it loses and the harder it has to work to keep the home cool. This drives up the monthly cost of operating the system. If your air conditioner is doing this, the best thing you can do is to replace it. But you should consult with a professional first, just to be sure.
Needing to repair your air conditioner once every few years is not an unusual occurrence. If you need to have it repaired multiple times a year, however, then you should consider replacing it. An air conditioner that is breaking down that often is probably getting pretty close to the end of its life. You can keep repairing it if you want, but you would almost certainly save more money in the long run by installing an entirely new system instead.
The System Is Older Than 15 Years
The lifespan for the average air conditioner is between 10 to 15 years, assuming regular maintenance and otherwise ideal circumstances. An air conditioner that gets much past that age range tends to start collecting a slew of issues that make it more and more costly to keep operating. As is the case with the previous issue, you are likely going to be better served by replacing a system that is older than 15, even if it technically is still running. Call a professional and have them check the system out for you. They’ll be able to determine what the best course of action for you would be. Don’t wait for your system to break down permanently before calling for professional services. Do it today and you won’t regret it.
Speedy Air Conditioning Service provides comprehensive air conditioner repair services throughout Vero Beach, FL. If you need a new air conditioner installed in your home, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert HVAC technicians. We can find the best air conditioning system for your needs.