We’ve unofficially entered the summer season, and the temperatures are climbing – is your current air conditioner up to the task of cooling your entire home this season? While it’s not hard to tell that it’s time to replace an air conditioner that isn’t working, it can be difficult to know when your AC is telling you it’s time to retire when it is still running. To help you discern the possible signs of your air conditioner’s retirement, the AC specialists at DuAll Heating & Cooling have put together some tips regarding what to look out for.
Age of Your System
The average traditional split system air conditioner has a lifespan of 10-15 years; pushing past this age may seem like a good thing, but you are actually using a system that is more prone to malfunction and breakdown due to its age. Today’s air conditioners are far more energy efficient and sound than your aging system could ever be, so if your AC has hit its maturity, it may be time to consider replacing it.
Decrease in Energy Efficiency
A telltale sign of a big decrease in energy efficiency is climbing utility bills. As air conditioners age, they need more energy to achieve the temperature you’ve set on your thermostat; this is because components start to break down at a certain age. Additionally, depending on the age of your air conditioner, your system may not operate at the minimum required SEER level, which will also shortchange in you when it comes to saving energy.
Uneven cooling, the inability to reach your desired temperature, and constant repairs are all instances of poor performance, and each one can affect your indoor comfort and your costs. A new, reliable system will provide the cooling you need without sacrificing your wallet every month.
Spring is the perfect time to replace an aging air conditioning system because you can have your system installed and running before the heat of the summer hits. Call us today and see what a new air conditioning system can do for your home in Bolingbrook, IL.