Generally speaking, it’s a good idea to replace your air conditioner once every 10 years. You’d be surprised to learn how far air conditioning technology has come in the past 10 years. If you’re like most homeowners, however, you probably want to wait until your current unit is defunct before you invest in a new one. The trick is recognizing when your current AC unit is past its prime. Here are a few signs that it’s time for an upgrade:
High Cooling Bills
An old air conditioner will likely have worn parts, piles of debris, and leaks that seriously compromise its efficiency. Cooling accounts for a significant portion of your total energy bill under normal circumstances; an old, inefficient air conditioner can increase your utility costs far past a reasonable amount.
If you and your family members are sweating inside your home, your air conditioner is clearly not doing its job. For the sake of your indoor comfort, consider having an AC repair expert evaluate your AC unit and help you find a unit that provides ample cooling. You know how hot Chicago summers can be—proper cooling is absolutely essential.
There are a wide range of issues that can befall an air conditioner near the end of its lifespan. For instance, a crucial component could come loose and start making an obnoxious racket. If your air conditioner has become much noisier in recent months, have an AC repair professional check it out. If it costs too much to silence the noise, consider purchasing a new unit .
Most of the time, repairing an AC unit is much more cost effective than replacing it. However, there’s a tipping point in every AC unit’s life where replacement becomes the smarter option. If the cost to repair your AC unit is more than half the cost of a new unit, let the team from Oasis Heating & Cooling, Inc. provide swift AC installation.