With the summer slowly transitioning into fall, you may be less prone to use your air conditioning unit that has just been overworked from the soaring summer heat. But in Florida, it’s always a wild card, sometimes the fall is just as hot as the summer and there’s no end in sight for keeping the AC running!
Have you noticed any issues with your AC unit recently? Sometimes with the AC always running you may encounter some smaller problems that need to be serviced…or maybe it might be time for a new unit. Investing in a new air conditioner is a major investment and one that should not be taken lightly.
Let’s look at the 5 most common warning signs that should not be ignored when it comes time to consider replacing your air conditioner.
Age of Your AC Unit
The average age for an air conditioning unit is 9-12 years. Once your unit starts approaching 10 years, even the best maintained AC unit should consider being replaced. The older your system gets the more prone it is to repair issues, which can get more frequent and more expensive over time.
The Energy Star program recommends AC units be replaced every 10 years. In addition to choosing an AC unit with an Energy Star label, which can save you up to 20% on your energy costs, new air conditioners are equipped with new and advanced features and are more energy-efficient thanks to increased technology.
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Your AC unit should never make unusual noises. If you notice anything higher than a normal low hum then you need to have your unit inspected.
Unusual sounds can be:
- Loud pops or bangs
Sometimes these odd noises are minor such as blockage from debris or dust, but if your unit is older, sometimes the problem may be too major for a repair and a replacement is cheaper and easier. These noises can also indicate issues with your compressor, condenser coil, or blower.
Increased Energy Bills
It is normal for your energy bills to increase during the hot summer months. But if you notice a continual steady increase, or even a large increase, with no real reason or explanation then you may need to have your unit inspected.
Inefficient and worn-out parts require more energy to function properly, which usually causes an increase in your energy bills. If you do not repair these parts over time it can lead to more serious issues and repairs.
If you are tired of soaring energy bills and expensive service repairs, you should look into having your air conditioning replaced by Integrity Home Solutions.
Frequent and Expensive Repair Services
Older systems tend to have more expensive repairs. Over time, the major components of your HVAC system will need to be replaced. If you find yourself constantly scheduling repair after repair, it may be time to invest in a new system.
A good rule of thumb to follow is if you have to pay half the costs of a new system in repairs then you should replace the older system with a new one.
Our local AC pros will talk you through all your options to make sure we find the right solution for you. Call or chat with our team today to speak with a specialist!
House Not Cooling Properly
If you have noticed that some rooms in your home are cooler than others, this could be a telltale sign that your air conditioning unit – or units – is having trouble.
Sometimes the solution lies not in the inefficiency of the unit, but in the size of the unit. Make sure your unit is the proper size for your home. Having the proper size unit for your home is dependent on the square footage of your home as well as how many stories it is. If you are unsure what size unit you have, or if the previous owners installed the inaccurate size, call Integrity Home Solutions and our trained technicians can assess your situation.
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These are just five of the most common reasons that may signal it is time for a new AC unit. You may also notice bad smells, poor air quality, weak airflow, use of the outdated R-22 refrigerant, and your home accumulating more dust than usual. There are many ways that your AC unit could be shot and need to be replaced.
If you think it’s time to replace your AC unit, give us a call today. At Integrity Home Solutions, we understand investing in a new unit is an investment to run your home properly. We will help you work through all your options so you can make the best decision for your home and budget.
We are available by phone or you can talk to our customer service representatives online through chat. Let our keep it cool experts get you cool fast!