When to Replace Your Central Air Conditioning Unit
Air conditioning units are one of the most expensive pieces of equipment installed on the property of a home. These units often have an expected service life span of 10 to 15 years. Newer models may last longer than this. These units ideally should operate at high efficiency while delivering a comfortable indoor climate during the warmer months of the year. A properly working AC should help reduce indoor humidity and enhance comfort for indoor activities and sleep. At Comfort By Design, we offer various HVAC services, including services for air conditioning units services to ensure their efficient operation.
Some indications that you may need a new AC unit include:
Ever-increasing AC Expenses
If your monthly energy bills are increasing without any significant change in the temperature outside, your system may be running less efficiently than in the past and need to be replaced if repairs have not solved the problem. Also, if the frequency of AC repairs is increasing, the system may need to be replaced.
Poor Cooling Efficiency After Cleaning and Maintenance
An important maintenance task to complete for an air conditioning system is the replacement of the unit’s filter at the appropriate times. If you replace the filter regularly – such as every three months – and the unit is still running excessively long and using more energy that it should use, you may need to replace the air conditioner.
Near or at Average Service Life
The service life of many air conditioning units in homes today is around 10 to 15 years. Some newer units may be designed to operate longer. If your unit is in this age range and also requires an expensive repair, then it may be time for an air conditioner replacement. This may solve the issue of continued repairs and serve as a long term cost saving decision.
If strange noises are coming from your AC, such as grinding, clanging, or banging sounds, your AC may be nearing the end of its service life. Also, if your AC turns on and off frequently, despite recent maintenance or repairs, it may need to be replaced.
For information about the HVAC replacement and repair/maintenance services we offer at Comfort By Design, give us a call today at 719.374.1776 or complete our contact form and leave us a message.