As a homeowner, AC replacement or repair rarely crosses your mind until your unit breaks down in the sweltering heat of summer, right? Well, this is common with most people, but if you want to get the most out of your AC unit, avoid unnecessary disruptions, and reduce repair costs, it’s good to know when to place it.
In this blog post, we’ll share some quick tips for AC replacement in 2022 to help make your journey as smooth as possible. Let’s get started!
So, here are the top reasons you might want to replace your air conditioner.
- The age of your unit
An AC unit has a lifespan of 10-15 years. So, if yours is nearing the end of its life, you may want to start budgeting for a replacement or upgrade. Older units can become less efficient and may require regular repairs that are costly in the long run.
- Rising energy bills
If you notice a spike in your energy bills and your AC unit is running more often than usual, it may be time for a replacement. A new, more energy-efficient AC unit can help you save money on your monthly bills.
- Poor indoor air quality
If you or your family members start experiencing respiratory problems or allergy issues, it could be due to poor indoor air quality linked to your AC unit. An old or poorly maintained unit can circulate dust, pollen, and other allergens in your home, which can trigger these issues. A new AC unit with proper filtration can help improve the air quality in your home.
- Uneven cooling
If certain rooms in your home are warmer than others, it could be a sign that your AC unit is no longer distributing cool air evenly. This issue can be caused by a number of factors, such as a dirty air filter or ductwork, but it may also be a sign that your unit is too small for your home. Replacing your AC unit with a larger one can help solve this problem.
- Frequent repairs
If you find yourself calling for AC repairs more often than you’d like, it may be time to replace your unit. Frequent repairs can be expensive, and it may be more cost-effective to invest in a new unit in the long run.
- You have had new additions to the house
If you’ve made space additions to your house or made other changes that have increased the square footage, you may need a larger AC unit to cool the additional space properly.
Get started now
Now that you know some of the top tips for AC replacement, it’s time to start planning and budgeting for a new unit.
But before you get a new unit, it’s important to note that The Department of Energy is rolling out the “SEER2” program, which will require new HVAC systems to be more energy efficient. This means that you could see a jump in price as low as 50%. So, to avoid this price hike, you should invest in a system before the new year.
If you need help finding the right unit for your home, contact Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.