An air conditioning system is a huge investment, which means you want to protect it for as long as you can. However, at some point breakdowns of your AC system will be more costly to repair versus replacing the system. Rather than throwing your money away on repairs, know when it’s time to replace it.
Here are five signs that it’s time to get a new AC system:
Your System’s Age is in the Double Digits
If your system’s age is in the double digits, not only is it on its last legs, but you likely have a system whose parts are obsolete. R-22 refrigerant has been phased out for use in all new AC systems for years, however, many old systems use this outdated and environmentally harmful “freon”.
The technology to increase AC efficiency has improved since yours was first installed. New products are more efficient and environmentally conscious.
There comes a point when your repair costs will match the price of a new AC system. It’s recommended that you make the decision to replace your system before you spend too much on repairs, especially when you could buy yourself a brand new unit!
High Energy Bill
You change your air filter monthly, you have a technician perform maintenance regularly, but your energy bill is still high. By this point your AC system is working as efficiently as it can, so if you want to pay less each month, you’ll have no choice but to replace the system.
Your home’s AC system plays a big part in keeping humidity down inside of your house. Older AC systems are not as efficient at removing humidity from the air as today’s systems are. Living in Florida, you know that clammy, damp feeling when the humidity is too high, even when you’re running the AC nonstop. Fogged up windows and musty odors are other signs that the humidity level is too high. Newer AC systems can reduce your indoor humidity levels to as low as 45%, while keeping energy costs down and comfort high.
It Doesn’t Work
If you’re sitting in your living room in the middle of summer with your system on full blast but you’re still feeling hot, then the time has finally come to replace your system. Make sure to check with a professional to rule out the chances of a malfunction. If you need a new system, our technicians will help you in the process as well!
Don’t Get Caught Without AC
The prospect of replacing an entire AC system is intimidating; Air Tech of Central Florida strives to make the process as smooth and as affordable as possible. If you’re in the market for a new AC system, contact us today to get started!