If your AC unit is functioning well this summer, there’s no guarantee that it will keep functioning into next summer as well. The older your AC unit, the more risk of something going wrong. Because an AC unit is essential to staying cool all summer long, you may want to consider upgrading or saving to upgrade to a newer AC unit. But how will you know when your AC unit is on its last leg and it’s time to consider a change? Here are some common signs to look for to know your AC unit may not have much life left.
Increase in Energy Bills
Anytime your energy bills go up, it could be a sign of something amiss. An air conditioner that isn’t working properly will have to work hard to cool the home, causing an increase in energy use that leads to higher monthly bills. If this is the case, it could be time to think about upgrading to a newer, more energy efficient unit that will save you money instead of cost you money each month.
An AC unit on its last leg will require more repairs more often. If you are in need of an AC repair every year, then your AC unit is unreliable and may be starting to go out. Instead of spending more and more money on costly repairs each year, spend that money to replace the unit and upgrade to a newer, more reliable model. Let’s face it, you don’t want to be left in the dead of the summer heat without AC to cool you down. If you rely on a unit that requires frequent repairs, this could be the case. Before this happens, it may be a good idea to reconsider your options.
Not Performing Well
An AC unit that isn’t performing its main job, cooling off your home, is one that may not be functioning optimally. If your AC isn’t blowing out cold air, there is a problem. It could be something like a leak or a problem with the thermostat. Or it could mean that an aging unit is just no longer up to par. When in doubt, contact professional AC technicians at Comfort Experts for a maintenance inspection. They will either repair the problem to inform you that your unit may need to be upgraded. You can count on their expert opinion to steer you in the right direction.
Any type of odd noise coming from the air conditioner, such as a high pitched noise, grinding sound, or other unusual noise, is an indicator that something isn’t right. Sometimes, noises are just a part of your unit running, but other times, it could be a sign of a bigger problem. Don’t risk it. Always call the professional AC repair technicians you can trust at Comfort Experts if you hear any suspicious noises as it could be a sign of an aging unit.
If you have an older unit, be on the lookout for any signs of your AC unit not working optimally for you. Maintaining your comfort level all summer long is important. Know when to invest in repairs and when to consider an upgrade. Comfort Experts is here to help with any air conditioning needs you may have this summer.