New AC installation is a big investment, so we understand if you’re reluctant to get your air conditioner replaced. A quick repair might be the answer to your problem. However, if you experience any of the following AC issues, a brand-new air conditioning system may make more sense:
Low Air Conditioning Output
If the unit is 10-15 years old and is no longer working effectively, it may be time to replace the unit. Our certified technicians can give your system a quick inspection to see if a repair is still feasible, but if your AC is breaking down frequently at this stage in its life, it is probably more financially smart to replace it.
High Cooling Costs
If your cooling costs seem to be higher than they were a year ago, this could be because your HVAC system is no longer working efficiently. This also happens in older units that are on the back end of their lifecycle. An air conditioner with so many broken or damaged components will require more energy to get your home to the desired temperature, thus costing you more on your monthly energy bills.
Low or Leaking Refrigerant
Refrigerant is so important in creating the cool and comfortable temperatures in your home that you have come to expect from your air conditioner. If the levels of refrigerant are low or there’s a leak, it’s recommended that you have a professional HVAC contractor fix it. Again, if an AC unit over the age of 15 has sprung a leak, it could be a sign that you need to replace the entire system with a more modern energy-efficient model.
Odors During Operation
Have you smelled a burning odor coming from your air conditioning system? This could be from any number of damaged components including the compressor, electrical wiring, or the blower motor. Any of these broken components will be more expensive to replace on older units, and likely justify the purchase of an entirely new unit.
Low Indoor Air Quality
If you find yourself coughing or feeling like the room is more humid than it normally is, that could be a sign that your AC system is on its last legs. Indoor air quality issues are very important to address, especially if you have allergies or asthma sufferers in your home.