If your air conditioning system has recently broken down or if it’s just not keeping you as cool as it used to even after performing routine maintenance, it might be worth replacing the whole unit instead of wasting money and time repairing it. Following is a handy guide of factors that may indicate you should replace your air conditioner (usually, a combination of these factors should move you in the direction of an upgrade.):
- Your A/C is more than 10-15 years old.
- Your unit is not Energy Star-certified.
- Your air conditioner breaks down frequently and, after getting repairs, your energy bills still go up.
- Your cooling system is incredibly noisy and you can hear it inside the house.
- Some rooms in your house are noticeably warmer or colder than other rooms.
- Your A/C is showing visible signs of corrosion or other deterioration.
- Your home has humidity problems, indicating possible poor equipment operation (read more about home ventilation systems as a potential solution).
- Your A/C isn’t doing a good job of delivering conditioned air in your home, and takes a long time to provide comfortable cooling. While this problem may be your A/C, it also might be an issue with ductwork.
- Your electricity bills go up significantly during harsh weather conditions.
A new Energy Star-qualified air conditioning system can use less than half the electricity of older systems, while doing a much better job of keeping your house cool and comfortable. Additionally, installing a proper-sized cooling system for your home will ensure that all rooms are within the same temperature range (unless a zoning system has been installed).
Overland Park Heating and Cooling can help you determine if you need to replace your air conditioner with a more efficient, better-performing model. For more information, contact us today.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Overland Park, Kansas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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