Most of us can’t imagine life without air conditioners. The equipment makes the room comfortable and cozy for everyone.
When properly maintained, the air conditioning unit continues to generate cool air for a long time. However, sometimes faults develop in the unit due to which you may need to replace the unit.
Ultimately, the question whether you should repair or install a new air conditioner can best be answered by a professional service technician. That’s why you should call Air Control Home Services.
However, there are certain revealing signs that can guide you in your conversation with our technicians. In this article, we will inform you about the four signs that indicate that a new air conditioner may be the best option.
1. Your air conditioner is more than 20 years old
Consider installing a new air conditioner if it is more than 20 years old. The reason is that new air conditioners are highly energy-efficient. Those manufactured 20 years ago, as you might expect, are not. In fact, you can save as much as 15 percent on your cooling costs when you install a new air conditioning unit.
The savings in energy bills is reason alone to replace your old unit with a new one. But that’s only scratching the surface. Newer units come with a more environmentally friendly refrigerant, such as Freon (R-438A), Opteon (R-449A), and Solstice (R-488A). Older units, on the other hand, contain R-12 and R-22 that when leaked to the atmosphere harms the ozone layer.
So, when you buy a new air conditioner unit you will reduce the energy bills as well as reduce any potential harm to the ecosystem. Win-win, if you ask us!
2. If frequent repairs are required
Air conditioners are meant to last for a long time with proper care and maintenance. Routine inspection of the cooling device by a professional ensures that the system will operate without developing a major fault.
However, over time, the components of the air conditioner wear out to the point that they break down frequently. No matter how many times our professional performs the repairs, the AC unit will continue to break down.
If the component is expensive to replace such as the compressor, you should consider having Air Control install a new air conditioner.
3. If you’ve been seeing increased energy bills
Have you been noticing higher energy bills lately? If this is the case, there might be some fault with the air conditioner. When a major fault develops with the cooling device, it tends to draw more power.
While a professional can diagnose and repair the problem, in some cases, installing a new air conditioner is a more cost-effective solution.
4. If you’ve had humidity problems
A fault in the air conditioner or leaky ductwork can result in the air becoming too humid in the summer. If performing the repairs does not solve the problem, you should think about replacing the faulty unit with a new one. High humidity levels not just make the room uncomfortable. They can also result in the formation of mold and mildew inside the ductwork. This can pose a health risk to the household.
Call Air Control for a free in-home estimate on a new air conditioner
If you want to get in touch with a professional air conditioner service technician in Bullhead City, Lake Havasu City, or other parts of Mohave County in Arizona, you should contact Air Control Home Services.
We have a team of expert professionals who can correctly diagnose the problem with the air conditioner, and offer you the right advice.