Having a working air conditioner in your home helps improve your family’s quality of life by keeping them cool and comfortable. Your AC system should be both fully functional and energy efficient. If it is not, you may want to consider replacing your cooling system.
Here are five signs you should upgrade your air conditioner:
Your AC isn’t cooling your home sufficiently
An air conditioner’s number one priority should be keeping your house cool and comfortable. If your cooling system isn’t doing this, it could be for one of two reasons: 1. Your AC needs maintenance or 2. You have the wrong size system.
If your air conditioner has not been cleaned or maintained in over a year, it may not function well. You may need your filters changed, valves tightened, or your thermostat calibrated. This type of maintenance should be done at least once a year to keep your AC working well.
If your AC still isn’t cooling your home after a tune-up, the problem may be the size of the unit. Your AC system size should correspond to your home’s square footage. If the unit isn’t big enough, it won’t keep your home cold. An Evolved HVAC professional can help you determine if your air conditioner is the correct size or if you need to upgrade.
Your utility bills are increasing
The older your system gets, the harder it has to work to cool your home. The harder it has to work, the more energy it consumes. And the more energy it consumes, the higher your utility bill is. A new, energy-efficient cooling system can drastically reduce your energy bill.
Your AC breaks down frequently
If your cooling unit keeps having problems and needs frequent repairs, you should consider replacing the whole unit. You may end up spending more on repairs on an old AC than a new system would cost. Plus, newer systems are much more energy-efficient, saving you money on your energy bills.
Your cooling system hits double digits
You should start thinking about replacing your AC when it’s about ten years old. It probably will still have some life in it, but you should start saving up then. The new technology makes air conditioners run smoother, quieter and much more energy efficient. The energy savings alone will make the replacement worth it.
Your family can’t agree on a temperature
If you’re looking for a little more control over the temperature in the various parts of your home, a new ductless system is probably the best solution for you. With a mini-split system, can control every unit individually so that you can have different temperatures in different zones of your home.
Thinking about upgrading?
Call or email Evolved Mechanical today. We’ll help you decide whether you need a new AC and what the best solution is for your home.