Everything ages, unfortunately, that includes your AC system. But just because your unit is aging, doesn’t always mean it’s time to replace the entire unit. Before you go scheduling the installation of a new air conditioning system, there are several important things to consider to properly evaluate your AC unit and determine if an AC unit replacement is necessary.
1. How Old is Your Current System?
Most air conditioners have an expected lifespan of 15-20 years, so if yours is nearing that age or has exceeded it, then a replacement may be in order. Otherwise, it may just need some repairs or a tune-up to get it functioning again.
2. What Size Do You Need?
The best way to determine this is to have a professional evaluate your home and determine the size AC unit you need to adequately cool it. If your current unit is too small, then a bigger one may be needed, but if it’s too big then an energy-efficient model might be a better option.
The size will greatly affect the efficiency of your system, and the amount of money you can save in the long run.
3. Does Your Current System Have High Energy Costs?
If you’re noticing that your energy bills are significantly higher than usual, then it may be a sign that your current system is not operating at peak efficiency. The best route to take going forward is to have a professional inspect your system and diagnose the issue so your energy costs don’t continue to soar beyond what you can handle.
4. Are You Experiencing Poor Indoor Air Quality?
If there is a noticeable decrease in your indoor air quality, then an old or inefficient AC unit could be the culprit. Performing an AC unit replacement with one that has better filtration systems can help improve the quality of the air in your home.
The following are signs to look out for that signify poor air quality:
- Musty odors
- Excessive dust and/or particles in the air
- Increase in allergies or respiratory issues
5. Have a Professional Evaluate Your Current System and Diagnose it Properly
This is arguably one of the most important steps. A qualified technician can take the guesswork out of all your questions and provide you with the answers that are most suitable for your system. Not to mention their ability to do the following:
- Make repairs as needed
- Provide a detailed assessment
- Perform the necessary maintenance to get your units running optimally
If you’re considering scheduling an AC unit replacement, then be sure to consider all of these important points first. From there, it’s time to look for a trusted technician—we’ve got you covered.
Shriver Mechanical is Your Trusted AC Unit Technician
At Shriver Mechanical, we specialize in air conditioning repair and installation services for all AC unit types and sizes. We have the knowledge and expertise to accurately diagnose any problems with your system so you can make an informed decision about an AC unit replacement—if necessary.
Don’t hesitate to reach out today for a consultation. Schedule yours now!