When is it time to schedule an AC replacement?
Many homeowners wonder when it is time to look for a new air conditioning unit. There are several indicative signals to look for in determining this. When any of these signs are present, the initial step is to contact an HVAC professional to help make the best decision in regards to replacement or repair.
If your air conditioner is more than ten years old, it is extremely important to have it checked by a professional. Because of age, it may be utilizing a greater degree of energy than necessary. As such, a newer unit may help save money in operating costs immediately, creating a scenario where the cost of the new air conditioner yields immense long-term savings.
Several indicators demonstrate a decrease in the efficiency of an air conditioning system, therefore showing that a new unit would be a wise investment. If repairs have been required often, the needs of the system may be too great to be worthwhile. A new air conditioner, consequently, will reduce long-term cost and meet the home's air conditioning needs effectively in ways the older unit is no longer able to do. Likewise, if one room or more in the house is too hot or too cold, it could be a sign that the unit is failing, that there are problems with the ducts, or that insulation is insufficient. Therefore, scheduling an appointment with a professional is necessary to determine which of these three potential causes is the problem and what options are available to solve it. Similarly, excessive humidity in a house can have several possible causes, one of which is a failing air conditioning unit, again requiring a professional to help determine the best course of action.
Age of an air conditioning unit, increased need for repairs, inconsistent temperature throughout the home, and disproportionate humidity are the most prominent factors to consider in deciding whether or not it is best to purchase a new air conditioning system. With any of these problems, it is highly advised to contact an HVAC professional first to assist in making the best decision for your home and financial situation.
Is your Chattanooga home in need of an AC replacement? Call Best Heating and Air today at (423) 805-2291 for immediate services!