Is it time to replace your old air conditioner?
The hot days of summer are just around the corner, so now's the time to be thinking about how you'll keep your family cool during warm summer month.
Don't wait until a hot humid day when your house just won't cool off, and you find yourself calling a service technician to come and make more and more repairs on your old air conditioning system.
You might be asking yourself, at what point do you stop patching old equipment and start investing in a new system? Will it financially help you or hurt you to purchase a new unit?
Here are four signs that your cooling system may need to be replaced.
1. Your heat pump or AC unit is more than 10 years old. Older models start to breakdown more often and soon repair bills will start to climb. If you notice you are calling the repairman more often, it may be time for a new unit.
2. It is excessively noisy. These units are specifically designed to run as quietly and as efficiently as possible. If your system is making more noise than normal, it may be time to call in an expert to do a system check. You might have a problem with loose or disconnected parts, or the motor could be going bad.
3. It is leaking coolant. You really need to determine why your air conditioning system is losing coolant. A properly working system should never leak refrigerant. A common cause of leaking refrigerant is due to a leak in the evaporator coil or outdoor condenser coil. This can only be fixed by replacing the part. A coil replacement is one of the most significant AC condenser repairs. Not only is this a very expensive part, but some coils can also be hard to get, depending on the model.
4. Your energy bills are rising. As they age, the parts of your AC wear down and they become much less energy efficient. Consider replacing it with a unit that has earned the ENERGY STAR label. Installed correctly, these high-efficiency units can save up to 20% on heating and cooling costs.
These are just a few of the warning signs that your cooling system probably needs to be replaced. Ultimately this question is best answered by a qualified contractor such as Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning.
Our factory trained and Nate certified technicians can help you with any and all problems, questions, or concerns that you have about your air conditioning system. We can help you find the right equipment for your budget and your home.
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