Summer 2020 is just around the corner! As a homeowner, ensuring your household has an efficient and lasting air conditioner is a necessity during the summer months. You don’t want to be left without an escape from the beaming sun. However, it is sometimes hard to tell when your system is headed towards breakdown. That’s why, we here at Lancaster PHCE, are laying out the signs your AC is in need of replacing.
Here are the main indicators your air conditioner has reached the end of its’ lifespan:
Was your AC installed more than ten years ago? If so, it's time to consider getting a new unit. Air conditioning systems, on average, don't last longer than a decade. The older your unit is, the greater the chance it will breakdown. And, over time it will become increasingly inefficient, costing you more than a comfortable home—old units will rack up your monthly utility costs as well. A new model will provide better cooling and be more energy-efficient—an upgrade will save you money in the long-run.
High Electric Bills
Do you get exorbitant power bills during AC season? Your unit is likely working harder than it should be to do its job. If your unit is struggling to reduce the temperature within your home, it’s best to have your system assessed by a professional HVAC technician to address the lack of function and efficiency.
An Uncomfortable Home
Are your vents distributing warm air or experiencing weak airflow? This is an obvious sign that something is not working as it is intended. And, during the summer, what could be worse?! If you notice that your system is not releasing cooled air, you may need a replacement.
Hear screeching, squeaking, or rattling noises? No, obviously, that's not normal—and you shouldn't put up with it! If you hear strange sounds emanating from your air conditioning unit, you may have loose parts bouncing around in there. It’s best to get this checked ASAP, you may be able to avoid an AC replacement if you catch it in time!
Have you faced frequent repairs? Repair jobs add up. If you feel like you and your local HVAC technician have become close enough to add each other on Facebook, it’s time to weigh the price of consistent repairs against the cost of a new unit.
For AC installations, repairs, and service, contact Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical at (717) 207-9952! We will help you find the perfect air conditioning system for you and your family!