Taking your air conditioner for granted is easy. You rely on its cool comfort and don’t think much about it until it stops working.
To help avoid the stress of no air conditioning in your home, here’s a list of five signs you need to schedule air conditioner replacement:
- Increased Energy Bills
If energy bills have been on the rise for the last while, your air conditioner may need replacing. Higher bills is an indicator of lower efficiency. Replacing it with a new unit will result in significantly lower bills and a home that is cooled faster and more effectively.
- Decreased Consistency
Is the temperature in your home inconsistent? Your unit should be maintaining an even, cool temperature throughout your home. If it’s inconsistent throughout the day, it’s a clear sign your air conditioner is failing and may need to be replaced soon.
- Blowing Warm Air
On that note, if your air conditioner is struggling to keep your home cool at all, or is blowing out air that is hardly at the cold temperature it should be, it may need to be replaced, especially if it’s a unit over 10 years old.
- Increased Repairs
If your air conditioner is over 10 years old and becoming more prone to costly breakdowns, it’s time to consider a replacement. Spending so much money on repairs that are happening more often than not is not worth it in the long run, especially when you can replace it with a new, efficient unit.
- Your Senses are Tingling
Finally, if you’ve noticed any smells, fluids leaking, loud noises or visible deterioration with your air conditioner, all signs point to imminent breakdown! It’s both safer and smarter to replace the unit before it completely breaks to avoid any costly situations.
We understand that buying a new air conditioner is a stressful process, which is why our professionals are trained to help you pick the unit that fits best in your home to get you your best comfort.
If you’re interested in finding a new, more efficient air conditioner,
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This post was originally published in May 2016 and was recently updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.