Cranking up strong and reliable air conditioning systems is the best way to beat the summer heat, especially if you don’t have a pool or lake nearby where you can take a quick dip. As a result, it should come as no surprise that, in 2012, an estimated 87% of American homes used some form of AC. But, unfortunately, even the most dependable units do not last forever, even if homeowners invest in the necessary air conditioning services and upkeep. In the same way that your beloved old car isn’t going to run forever, at some point you’ll need an AC replacement. Thankfully, there are a handful of signs that let you know when it’s time.
Sign’s Your AC Is On Its Last Leg
According to the EnergyStar website, if your system is more than 10 years old, they will likely need to be replaced. Though it might still work, recent advancements have lead to the development of far more efficient systems. They are vital for staying cool without using too much energy and causing utility bills to skyrocket.
Ducts with holes in them could pull air from attics or crawl spaces and pump it into your home. Sometimes, those holes can be patched or sealed, but if there is excessive damage or deterioration, AC replacements are necessary.
Temperature control actually helps to moderate humidity levels in a home. If equipment is not functioning properly, the air might be too dry in the winter or too damp in the summer. So in addition to uncomfortable temperatures, extreme humidity levels could indicate that you’ll need an AC replacement.
Your AC Is Loud
Though you might need lower temperatures to get to sleep at night during the summer, if your AC is particularly noisy, it might prevent you from falling asleep anyways. Lots of noise could be evidence of a number of different problems, and generally means that you need an upgrade.
A good central air system will be able to cool down every room in a home, no matter what it is generally used for. Every bedroom and living space should be cool and comfortable throughout the summer. There are several problems that could prevent a particular room from getting cooled off, but it could also mean that a replacement is needed.
Who You Gonna Call?
Before you choose to make the hefty investment in a new AC system, you should at least have heating contractors perform an inspection and see if there are any repairs that can be made, to maybe squeeze another summer out of your current one. However, installing an efficient new system will help you stay cool and use less energy through even the hottest days of summer. Call us today and we’ll send one of our knowledgeable agents to your home.