With daily temperatures getting pretty high over the last few weeks, now is when it is most important to have an air conditioning system you can rely on installed in your home. If you don’t have one now, you should get one before we get any further into the summer season. The days are only going to get hotter, and you don’t want to have your air conditioner break down on you in the middle of the hottest season of the year. If you’re not sure whether or not your current air conditioner is up to the task of cooling your home over the summer, have a look at the signs below to help you decide.
Is Your Air Conditioner Costing More to Operate Each Month?
Your system is obviously going to cost you more to operate every month while you’re using it on a daily basis. However, there’s a difference between that and a significant rise in operating costs without an apparent cause. If your electricity bills are rising more than you think they should from month to month, it might be because your air conditioner needs replacing. The older an air conditioner gets, the more worn down it’s going to become. This will drop the system’s efficiency, forcing it to operate for longer periods of time in order to achieve the same temperature changes. The only way to resolve this particular issue is to replace the system with a new one.
Is the System Breaking Down Frequently?
Air conditioners break down every once in a while. It happens. If your air conditioner is breaking down multiple times a year, though, it is probably time for a new one. The various parts of the air conditioner are likely beginning to succumb to age and wear, failing in groups that will cause your repair costs to skyrocket. This issue will only get worse over time. You can continue to repair the system, and waste a lot of money in the process, or you can just install a new air conditioner and not have to worry about the system breaking down for good in the middle of summer.
Is the Air Conditioner Older Than 15?
As is the case with most things, the older your air conditioner gets, the more problems it’s going to have. The average air conditioner can put in about 10–15 years of good service before being replaced, assuming it’s properly taken care of. After the age of 15, however, it will often start to accumulate a range of chronic issues that will affect its cost efficiency. The more problems the air conditioner collects, the more it’s going to cost to keep up and running. If your air conditioner is older than 15, you should talk to a professional about installing a new one.
Switzerland Air installs and services air conditioner throughout Lake Jackson, TX. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional technicians. We’ll find the best new air conditioner to fit your home’s unique needs.