With summer just around the corner, your air conditioner is an essential part of comfort in your home during the hottest months of the year. However, decisions surrounding maintenance and replacement can sometimes be overwhelming, as many people do not know the signs of their air conditioner failing over time. Because both replacing and repairing your air conditioner can be costly and stressful, it is important to be sure of what you need before making your decision. If you are on the fence about whether or not your air conditioner needs replacing, consider these four signs that it may be time to get a new one.
Your Air Conditioner is Over a Decade Old
If well maintained over time, your air conditioner can potentially last over 10 years. However, if repairs seem to be piling up for your older unit, it may be more efficient to replace it altogether. Older units are typically less energy efficient and could even be using recalled parts or products.
Your Repairs are Getting Too Expensive
If you find yourself with an especially expensive repair or frequent repairs over a short period of time, you may want to consider the total cost of repairs versus the cost of purchasing a new unit. Often the costs of repairs for older units add up to a large portion of those for a new unit, in which case it may be smarter to replace it than to keep spending money on your older unit.
You Experience Frequent Issues with Your Unit
If your air conditioner seems to be constantly breaking, it may become even more costly than replacing it with a new unit. This can also lead to your home being uncomfortable throughout the summer if you are frequently left without air conditioning in your space.
Your Home is Uncomfortable
If the air in your home is humid and uncomfortable without stable air conditioning, it may be time to invest in a new unit. Your older unit could also be costing you more money with your energy bill, as an unreliable older unit is less energy efficient than a newer unit.
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At Ambient we use the latest technology to keep your home the perfect temperature throughout the year. With our knowledge and skills we offer installation, repairs and preventative maintenance that ensure your comfort in your home or commercial building. Are you interested in our Heating and Cooling Services? Call us today at 410-761-0932 or contact us online. If you are interested in more about heating and cooling services, visit us on our Facebook page or check us out on Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.