Air conditioning makes the long summer months bearable, when they might otherwise not be. So, if your A/C exhibits any of the below symptoms, it may be time to repair or replace it.
Broken Thermostat. A broken thermostat can cause your home to feel like 68 when the thermostat reads 72. If there are rooms that are hotter than others, or if the temperature is inconsistent throughout your home, then check your thermostat. If your thermostat is broken, hire SERVIZ Thermostat Installation Services to keep your home temperature consistent and reliable.
Comfort. If your home just doesn't feel right temperature wise, your air conditioner may need to be replaced. Age, wear and tear, and an air conditioner too small for your home all contribute to unreliable temperature. Replacing an old or malfunctioning air conditioner can have a number of benefits besides temperature control, increased efficiency and savings being two of them.
Age. Air conditioners don't last forever. Most have a lifespan of 10-12 years. If your A/C is older than 10 years, and needs extensive repairs, it may make more financial sense to replace it.
Inefficient. A newer air conditioner may also help you cut down on your utility bill. Advances in technology have made modern air conditioners much more efficient. If your air conditioner has a SEER rating below 13, then you can cut back on energy costs by upgrading to a new air conditioner.*
Frequent Repairs. If your air conditioner needs frequent repairs, then it may be more economical to replace it. Also, if your A/C exhibits odors, strange noises, or leaks, then it may not be worth the headache of repairing it over and over.
*As of January 1, 2015, split system heat pumps must be rated at a minimum of 14 SEER and 8.2 HSPF. Packaged air conditioners and packaged heat pumps must meet a minimum of 14 SEER for the South and Southwestern Regions. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating, and it measures an air conditioner’s cooling efficiency. The higher the SEER rating the more energy efficient the unit is. SEER ratings range from 8 to 23, with most residential A/Cs rating 12, 13, 14, 16.