The Signs You Need a New AC Unit
A properly functioning air conditioner is crucial for comfort in your daily life, especially here in Texas were they weather is hot for much of the year. A well maintained AC unit, (yearly inspections and monthly filter changes) can last 10-15 years.
So how do I know if I need repairs for my unit or if I need a replacement?
How old is your air conditioner? The most common reason for a new unit is age. The older your unit gets the less efficient it is and it will continue to loose energy efficiency over time.
Pay attention to how often it needs repairs. Once a year isn’t quite indicative of the need for a new unit yet, but it certainly means you could be getting close to the time to replace it. Getting a new unit can actually save you money in the long run on energy costs and repairs.
Replacing an old unit can also have unseen benefits, including improved air quality and reduced carbon emissions.
Another thing to look out for is how stable your unit can keep them temperatures in your home. This isn’t always directly related to needing a new AC unit, but combine this with age and you could be looking for a new one soon.
Temperature inconsistencies also can be the result of leaky ductwork or poor insulation. Contact someone in our office today and we can have one of our service technicians diagnose the problem for you.
When a unit gets older it preforms less and less efficiently. One thing to pay attention to is the humidity level in your home. An increase in humidity can mean a decrease in your air conditioners ability to maintain the proper temperatures.
If you are in San Marcos, Kyle, New Braunfels or any of the surrounding communities or unsure if you are in our service area, please call us. You can also check out our service area page or zip codes page for more information.