It’s Hard to Say Goodbye — When It’s Better to Purchase a New A/C
In Georgia, an A/C is a necessity. We know how it works, how to maintain it, and maybe even how to fix it. But there are times when it’s better to go ahead and purchase a new A/C. By clinging on to an older model A/C, you may be paying more in energy costs than you realize. Fortunately, there are some easy indicators of when it’s time to say goodbye to your old A/C:
Your current A/C is older than ten years old. Newer models can deliver the same or better cooling with significantly less energy use.
Utility bills are getting outrageous when the A/C is on. Although power costs are going up, if you start to see usual spikes in your utility bill, it may be time to investigate your A/C.
Your A/C is no longer keeping the house cool. There are several reasons your A/C may not be keeping the house cool, but if it’s older than ten years, it is normal for an A/C to loose some efficiency with age. The loss can be kept to a minimum with proper maintenance.
Your A/C is breaking down and needing frequent repair. As the A/C reaches the end of its service life, the compressor can be unreliable, and parts begin to wear out or break. No one likes their comfort to be interrupted on a hot day, and repair bills can add up quickly.
Your A/C can’t deal with your home’s humidity. If you often see condensation on your windows, or your home struggles with mold, mildew, and fungus, it may be time to purchase a new A/C system. Consider one with two-stage cooling capability. Two-stage cooling compressors are able to run longer and more efficiently pulling more humidity out of the home.