When is the right time to replace my Air Conditioner?
There’s a few common tell-tale warning signs that you’re cooling equipment needs to hit the scrap pile. We’re fans of saving as much as possible and squeezing every penny out of old equipment, but here’s a great list. It may be time to call a professional AC replacement company to help you get up to today’s standards if any of the below are true:
Your HVAC system or air conditioning unit is more than ten years old.
More than 10 years old? It’s a crap-out waiting to happen. You should consider replacing it with a unit that has an ENERGY STAR label. These will save you money, as these high efficiency units can save up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs versus older models. Those costs over just a few years pays for the new equipment.
Your furnace is more than 15 years old.
Same deal as above. Consider replacing with an ENERGY STAR furnace, these are 15% more efficient than a conventional furnace and add value to your home. It makes sense to replace both if you are going to replace your A/C as well.
Rooms in your house get too hot or too cold.
Old equipment plus older homes can meed irregular temperatures. This can also be a result of duct problems or inadequate insulation, but more than likely you just need a new AC unit.
Your home has humidity problems.
Poor equipment, air conditioners about to crap out and poor installation can lead to humidity issues. You’ll notice this in the summer more than anything.
Your house is dusty.
Leaky ducts can pull particles and air from attics, crawl spaces and basements and distribute them throughout your house. Sealing your ducts may be a solution. But more than likely, it’s your AC filter not working properly.
Your heating or cooling system is noisy.
When things start bangin’, it’s a good sign that they are going to stop working soon. Save yourself the headache and get a good, new AC unit installed.
When you need it done right and right now, call us!
We’ve been serving the greater Columbia area for a long, long time. We’re plumbing experts, and we also specialize in HVAC work and garbage disposal repair. If you need help, and you need it now, call us anytime 24/7. Go Mizzou!