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Air conditioners are typically designed to last up to 15 years or so, but after 10 years of supplying your home with cool air, you need to start looking for signs of deterioration that will decrease comfort and efficiency of your home's temperature. In fact, if your cooling system is approaching 10 years of age, it may not be worth the repair expense unless the problem is simple like debris clogging the compressor, a worn fan belt or leaking ducts. Consider the fact that a 10 year old cooling system may be using twice the electricity that a new one would.
So what are some telltale signs that you should consider replacing your cooling unit?
Your Cooling System is More Than 10 Years Old
With today's energy efficient models, a new cooling system can easily save at least 20% on cooling costs through energy consumption alone.
Your AC's SEER Rating is Below 13
Upgrading to a new high efficient cooling system can actually pay for itself over its lifetime. New models can reach a SEER rating of 21 and cut major consumption off your monthly energy bills.
Your Cooling System Still Uses Freon
Freon is being rapidly phased out for environmental reasons. It only makes sense to upgrade to eliminate your Freon consumption.
Frequently AC Breakdowns and Increasing Energy Bills
Your cooling system my have become less efficient and is costing you more money in repair bills than the payments on a new unit. ACs are primary consumers of power in the summer, so significant jumps in your monthly bills are a sign that it's time for an upgrade.
Uneven Temperatures Throughout Your Home
Improper equipment operation, duct problems or inadequate insulation could be the cause of drastic temperature swings in your home. Uneven cooling of your indoor environment is a warning sign that your air conditioner is on its last leg.
Your Home Has Humidity Problems
Poor operation, inadequate equipment and leaky ductwork can cause air in your home to be too humid in the summer. A home with well circulated, cool airflow should keep humidity levels in check.
Your Cooling System is Noisy
There are a number of reasons your AC may be noisy. If you unit has been properly sized for your home's duct system, you could be experiencing a problem with the indoor coil of your cooling equipment or the exterior unit may be wearing out.
If you have questions about whether you should be repairing or replacing your cooling system, contact us by phone at (204) 953-5700 or book a free, in-home, no-obligation consultation online by clicking here. Our talented team of sales and technical personnel are there to give suggestions based on their years of industry experience. There are various payment plans to consider and products to choose from that fit within your budget, specs and lifestyle preferences. Contact us today!