When is the right time to replace an air conditioner? Air conditioners are an expensive investment and you probably don’t want to purchase a new unit until necessary, but you don’t want to be caught in a hot Charlotte summer without one. Look for the following signs that it’s time to replace your air conditioner.
Your air conditioner needs frequent repairs
When your air conditioner needs costly repairs, you are better off replacing the unit with a newer model. Schedule an appointment with Air Today Heating and Cooling to discuss your options. A trusted professional can help you determine whether it’s time to replace or repair.
Your air conditioner is more than 15 years old
Air conditioners have an average lifespan of twelve to fifteen years. After about ten years, you should start paying closer attention to the frequency of repairs and the air conditioner’s efficiency.
Technology has advanced over the years and new systems are far more efficient than older models. Your air conditioner should have a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficient Ratio) rating of at least 14. These models are 37% more efficient than earlier models with 10 SEER efficiency.
Your utility bill is on the rise in Charlotte
Another sign your unit isn’t working properly is when your electricity bill is higher than it should be. The harder your air conditioner works, the more it will cost you. Pay attention to your monthly statements, the previous month’s weather, and last month’s activities that effect power usage. It’s a good chance your air conditioner is the reason for the increased electric bill, even if you haven’t experienced frequent repairs.
Replacing your air conditioner is one of the best ways to save money, reduce frustration, and give you peace of mind during the summer months. Call Air Today Heating and Cooling at (704)553-9884! We would be happy to have one of our comfort consultants meet with you to discuss options.