Top 5 Signs You May Need a New AC Unit
There’s nothing worse than coming home when it’s roasting outside and walking straight into a blazing hot house. During the summer months especially, keeping your home cool is a must. If your AC unit isn’t keeping you cool, or if you notice any of the following red flags, then it might be time to upgrade to a new AC unit.
1. Your old AC has exceeded its life expectancy
Air conditioners aren’t designed to last forever. Higher-end models typically have a lifespan of around 12-15 years, and mid-low end units are ordinarily only good for about ten years. So, if you have noticed that your AC isn’t working quite like it used to, the first thing to check is the unit’s age. If it’s been more than 10-12 years, then it might be time to retire the old AC and invest in a nice, new AC unit that will last you another decade or longer.
2. Your old AC requires costly repairs
It could be the case that your current air conditioner is less than ten years old, but for whatever reason has stopped working and is now in need of repairs. If your AC is still under warranty, then check with the manufacturer to see what they can do for you. However, if the AC unit isn’t covered by a manufacturers or vendors warranty, then the cost of having it repaired will likely cost as much, or maybe even more than a new one. If you find yourself stuck with a costly repair, it might make more sense to just spend that money on a brand new AC unit that will likely be more energy-efficient, and offer more features than your current AC.
3. Your current AC doesn’t keep your home cool enough
When buying a new AC unit, choosing the right size is one of the most important steps – and one that could cost you if not chosen properly. You might have the perfect size air conditioner for a studio or small apartment, but when placed in a large home with more square footage, that same unit will strain and struggle to keep your entire home cool. When choosing a new AC unit, make sure to choose one that is powerful enough to get the job done in your space.
4. Your energy bill has become way too expensive
Is your current AC eating your monthly budget? If your monthly bills are hiked up, it might be time to cut down on energy spend. As energy bills continue to rise, modern AC units are proving to be more energy efficient and can cut down on monthly cost. Investing in a new AC unit that is energy efficient can save hundreds of dollars each month. After a few months, the money you saved on your energy bill by getting the new AC will cover the cost of the upgrade.
5. You want an AC with all the latest features
If you’re one to keep up with the Joneses, you’ll want to check out some of the incredible features that a new AC unit can bring to your home. Gone are the days of heaving window units and rusted fans. You can find air conditioners that have UV lights and air purifiers so pristine, they help fight airborne pathogens and viruses! With the advancement of smart home technology, you can even build your AC unit’s schedule and temperature controls into your smart ecosystem.
Investing in a new AC unit can be a great decision. If your old AC is no longer working properly, not cooling your home well enough, not energy efficient, or just doesn’t have the features that you want, then picking up a new air conditioner will not only keep your home much cooler, but can also save you money.
Scott’s Heating & Air Conditioning is a full-service heating and air conditioning company and a Bryant® Factory Authorized Dealer in Central Florida. Whether you need repair, maintenance or installation of a new heating or cooling system, we provide efficient, cost-effective and professional service. When it’s hot, call Scott!Tags: New Air Conditioner