Welcome to another guest post! This post will help you learn five signs to determine if your air conditioning system needs to be replaces. With spring nearly hear and the summer months coming soon, now is the perfect time to get ready for those hot days! That is, if you live somewhere that gets warm enough to necessite air conditioning. Where I’m from, summer never gets quite that hot. -Sarah
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Staying cool and comfy in your home is the job of your air conditioning system. It helps you maintain that cool temperature no matter what the temperature reads outside. During those hot summer months you can relax in your home and stay cool as a cucumber. What if your home is not staying cool? How do you know when it’s time to replace it? Well, there are a few signs that can tell you if your in need of a new air conditioning system. Here are five signs you need to replace that unit and start staying cooler in your home.
Repairs How many times a year are you having to repair the unit? If you answer several then a new unit may be in store for you. It shouldn’t be breaking down on you regularly. If you are having to call for repairs regularly you may want to talk to your technician about replacing it. AgeConsider the age of your unit. If it is nearing the 15-20 year mark you may need to replace the unit altogether. They are only good for a certain amount of time and once that time comes, they can start to break down on you. Maybe you are not sure of the age if you bought the house from someone else. Be sure to have it checked out and find out where you stand. No Longer Cooling If you are having trouble maintaining the temperature in your home then it could be time to consider a new unit in your home. This is a sign that is working too hard and not doing it’s job efficiently. When you notice that your unit is struggling to cool your home and keep it there, this is a sign it’s having trouble. Be sure to have it checked out and find out if it is ready to be replaced. Power Bill If you notice your electric bill is getting larger each month you may want to have your unit checked out. There could be an issue with the unit or it could be too small for your home. In that case it is time to replace the unit itself. When a unit is not large enough to properly cool the home it can cause huge electric bills and a lot of strain on the unit itself. Energy Efficiency If you notice your unit is working all the time and working very hard to maintain the temperature then there’s a problem. Your unit can use a lot of energy and cause your home to be less than ideal. It can also cost you a lot of money in electricity and repairs. Consider how old your unit is and how well it has been taken care of. If you notice your energy consumption is going up or it’s just not what you think it should be, call your technician. These are just a few of the ways you can tell if your system is in need of an overhaul. You can save yourself time and money by calling your technician and seeing what is going on with your AC unit. Do not leave it till the last minute or until it is an emergency during the summer. Replace when it’s cooler and not in a demand state. That will help you get the best deal on your new AC unit.