5 Reasons To Get a New AC System
Does your current AC cut it?
Keeping cool is essential, especially during the summer. But we all get used to our system’s quirks, which can make it hard to know if we need to replace our AC system.
Read on for 5 reasons you should get a new AC system.
1. Your AC Unit Doesn’t Cool Anymore
There are many reasons your AC unit might stop cooling as it should.
If the problems persist after regular HVAC maintenance, then it’s time to replace the unit. If you’re having to spend money on frequent repairs, the cost of the unit will work out the cheaper option in the end.
2. Monthly Costs Are Increasing
In the course of a year, energy costs will depend on how much you need your air conditioning and your heating.
If you notice unexpected increases in summer though, it can be a sign that wear and tear has reached a peak level and the unit isn’t working right.
When AC units come to the end of their lifespan, there’s a huge drop in unit efficiency. So, if your unit has reached this point, it has served you well but it’s time for a new AC unit.
3. R-22 Freon
R-22 freon is a refrigerant that the US government is phasing out. This is because it’s harmful to the ozone layer. This is a phase-out that begun almost 20 years ago, but there are still units out there.
If your unit still uses R-22 freon refrigerant, you’re overdue a replacement. With production ended, you’ll be unable to get this refrigerant topped up if you have a leak. And without the right refrigerant, your unit won’t work.
4. Your AC Unit isn’t Fit for Your Home
The AC unit you inherit when you move into your home may not be right, even if it’s pretty much brand new.
The unit could be too large for your home, meaning you’re wasting money on cooling you don’t need. Or the unit might not be large enough and it’s not effective at cooling your home.
It’s worth talking with an AC technician to check that your unit is right for your needs. There are guides for sizing a unit to be effective in cooling based on square footage. If your unit isn’t effective in cooling or costs, you should replace it with something that is.
5. You Are Often Making Repairs
It’s more than likely you’ll need one or two repairs on your AC unit during its lifetime as well as routine maintenance.
Repairs shouldn’t be a regular issue. If you’re having to schedule them every month then you should consider a new unit. Even if you replace one part with a new part, in an old system it’s only a matter of time before something else goes.
It’s more efficient to get a new AC unit. It’ll soon earn its cost back in efficiency savings and not needing so many emergency call-out repairs.
Pick A New AC Unit That is Right For You
As you can see, there are a few good reasons for replacing your Air Conditioner with a new AC unit. It is important that you don’t inherit problems from previous owners, and that age and wear haven’t damaged your unit past the point of repair.
If your AC not working or cooling as it should then contact us today at AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning.