How Do You Know When to Replace Your AC Unit?
Your AC will fail on the hottest day of the year. It’s practically guaranteed. Don’t let your AC go out when you need it the most! Your AC system always gives you the signs you need to tell how it is operating. For those who know what to look for, an imminent AC breakdown is always clear as day. We will teach you a few of the most prominent signs that will let you know when your unit has reached its end. Keep these five tips in mind the next time you notice something different about your AC to avoid a sudden breakdown.
The AC in Your Building is Acting Strange
Have you recently noticed a change in your HVAC system? Is it producing unusual sounds or smells? Maybe it hasn’t been cooling or heating your entire building, leaving cold and warm spots here and there. If you find that your AC unit seems to cycle on and off repeatedly, it may be time for a replacement. To know for sure, be sure to contact us and, we will guide you through possible fixes.
There Is A Sudden Increase In Your Utility Bill
When your AC fails to perform, it may be due to an electrical problem. Problems mean elevated operating costs for the unit. Of course, your AC could be working harder for several reasons, none of them good. If this increase in your utility bills turns out to be a long-term issue with no solution in sight, then you are better off replacing the unit. In most cases, a new system’s lower operating cost will more than offset its price.
Your Unit Needs Constant Maintenance
If repairs become a regular part of your AC’s life, then its health is quickly declining. No matter the quality of new maintenance, your unit will not perform as efficiently as it did when it was new. It is far more likely that an endless series of repairs will introduce new problems to the system and merely slow its inevitable demise.
Repairs to Your Unit Are Costing You
While an aging AC unit may work fine with constant repairs and maintenance, this work’s cost may outweigh the benefits. Letting go of your AC is a difficult choice but, it may be the best one for your wallet. The lower operating costs of a new system will make up for its price, especially with the reduced need for repair work.
The Unit in Your Building is “Vintage”
If, at a glance, someone can tell your AC unit is from a different era, it is time to replace it. Once an air conditioning unit reaches its 10th year of operation, it will most likely only be partially operational. That is because most air conditioners’ max lifespan is 15 years, with many of them barely making it past 10. Those that cross over into this group are often no longer operating efficiently. In this case, it would be better to replace your model with a new, Energy-Star Efficient one.
We Have Your AC Needs Covered
Whether you’re considering repairing your current system or have decided to replace it with a brand new one, let Swan Plumbing, Heating and Air of Denver handle all your needs with our expert service. Contact us today, and we will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.