When was the last time you gave a lot of thought to your home’s air conditioning system? Often an “out of sight, out of mind” home appliance, it probably isn’t top of mind unless there’s a performance issue.
When problems do arise, we know repairs or the price tag of installing a new system may seem daunting and overwhelming. However, upgrading to a new AC unit can pay for itself quicker than you may think in the form of reduced monthly energy bills. If you haven’t been in the market for an HVAC system in the past decade, you’ll be (pardon the pun) blown away by the state-of-the-art options and energy-efficient features today’s Bryant air conditioning products provide.
When to Purchase a New Air Conditioning System
If you’re unsure about whether your system needs to be replaced, keep a lookout for the following six signs that indicate new air conditioning system installation is likely needed.
1. Its age
The U.S. Department of Energy recommends homeowners replace their heating and air conditioning systems after lifespans of 10 to 15 years. Old age is a likely cause for many issues, as major components begin to wear down and deteriorate over time.
2. Rising energy bills
An outdated system will make its presence felt financially. If your monthly energy bills seem larger than they were this time last year, consider making an upgrade. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, replacing a 10-year-old air conditioner can reduce energy costs by 20 to 40%.
3. Frequent repairs
While our technicians are happy to repair your system and offer outstanding customer service whenever you need us, we know you don’t want to schedule repeat visits to address repairs or recurring issues. If repair costs are starting to add up to close to half the price of a new unit, it’s time to upgrade to a new system.
4. Unusual sounds
Vibrating, grinding, squealing, squeaking or similar sounds indicate your system needs inspected and it might be time to replace. If you’re hearing something new and unusual, call the HVAC technicians at Edwards Royal Comfort.
The development of unpleasant odors could be a sign of mold or mildew that’s forming because of excess moisture or refrigerant leaks.
6. General discomfort
Does your home’s heating or cooling feel uneven, underwhelming or just uncomfortable? Maybe you just need to schedule a maintenance tune up. But if your system’s age is into double digits, its efficiency at keeping your home universally comfortable is dwindling. This is a likely sign that it’s time to replace the unit with a newer, more energy efficient one.
Contact Edwards Royal Comfort for All of Your Home’s Air Conditioning Needs
If you need assistance in determining whether it’s time to replace your aging air conditioning system, contact Edwards Royal Comfort. We guarantee you’ll be satisfied with our outstanding service and value.