Are you worried that your air conditioner will stop working during the hottest week of the year? It may be time to call a cooling systems technician to see if replacement is the best option for your situation. Many homeowners feel anxious about the expense of replacing their old air conditioning unit. However, if your A/C is constantly needing repairs, it may cost less over the long-run to simply get a new unit.
Below, we have listed some of the signs that you may need to replace your old air conditioner.
1. Your air conditioning unit is more than 10 years old.
The average life span of an air conditioning unit is 10 years. However, this can vary from model to model. If your cooling model is reaching the end of its natural life, it’s time to start considering replacement before your family is inconvenienced by a non-functional unit. When selecting a new air conditioner, you may want to consider upgrading to a more energy efficient model.
2. Your air conditioner isn’t energy efficient.
Air conditioners are now being designed with consumer savings in mind and new energy efficient features. This means that you could be missing out on reduced energy bills during those hot Michigan months when your air conditioning unit is working the hardest. Therating measures a unit’s efficiency. Depending on the size of your home and the climate you live in, the optimal SEER rating for your home may vary. To determine the best option for your home, feel free to ask one of our trained A/C technicians.
3. The constant repairs haven’t been working.
At VP&L Heating & Cooling, we understand that a new air conditioning unit is an investment for your home. As a result, some of our clients can be reluctant in making a decision that will cost them more money up-front. However, if your air conditioning unit is constantly needing repairs, it may be less expensive over the long-run to get a replacement.
4. You struggle to keep your home cool.
Do you find yourself constantly checking the thermostat settings? If you don’t notice a difference after adjusting the temperature, this could be a sign that your air conditioning unit needs to be replaced. One of the benefits of having an A/C unit is that you can keep your home cool and comfortable during the summer months. Keep you and your family comfortable by making sure your air conditioning unit is kept up-to-date and functional.
5. Your home is humid.
A humid home is an uncomfortable home. If you notice that the humidity in your home has risen, despite having the appropriate settings selected for your heating and cooling system, it may be time to consider a replacement. If your HVAC system is not responding properly to humid conditions, consider getting your next air conditioning unit from VP&L Heating and Cooling. One of our high-quality air conditioning units will last you for years to come.
If you are still unsure on whether your air conditioning unit needs to be replaced, please feel free to call our Grand Rapids air conditioning technicians at (616) 531-4676. If you select one of our units, be sure to sign up for our maintenance agreement so you can enjoy your latest investment for years to come. At VP&L Heating and Cooling, we are always happy to find solutions for our clients’ HVAC systems.