Like everything else in this world, air conditioners do not live forever. They serve you for twelve to fifteen years, and then gradually start to give out.
However, regular and periodic maintenance can extend the life of your HVAC system, but only to a certain extent. Once your air conditioning system has lived its age and requires a replacement, it will start giving you some signals. It is for you to identify these signals and understand that repairs can no longer work, and the only alternative that you have is to replace the air conditioner. Here are some signals to watch for:
Temperature Is Not Consistent
One common signal that tells you that you need to replace your air conditioning system is that there will be inconsistencies in the temperature in your home. Some rooms will be cooler than others, or in some rooms the vents will release a lot of air, while in other rooms there will be a lot of humidity and warmth. Such problems could be a result of problems in the duct work, malfunctioning of the air conditioning system, or improper insulation.
The Age of the Air Conditioning System
If the air conditioning system or the pump has lived its age of twelve to fifteen years, then you might consider replacing the system. Replacing it will offer you benefits such as better cooling, energy efficiency, lower power bills, and reduced carbon emissions.
It Requires Frequent Repairs
If you are sick of calling up the HVAC company for air conditioner repairs and paying hefty bills, then it may be time to replace the system. If you have to get your air conditioning system repaired more than once during the season, and the problems keep cropping up even after repairs, then it is a strong signal that you should stop wasting money on repairs and invest in a new air conditioner.
Higher Power Bills
Old, worn out air conditioning systems usually eat up a lot of energy, and this will begin to show up in your power bills. Even after regular seasonal maintenance, if your electricity bills are piling up, then you should consider switching to a more energy efficient unit.
Excessive Humidity and Dust
Problems such as leaky duct work, inadequate equipment, or poor equipment operation can cause the internal air to be too humid in summers and too dry in the winter. It may also allow a lot of dust to enter the air. If these are persistent problems in your house even after maintenance, then you should think about replacing your air conditioning system.
If you think that your air conditioning system is giving you any of the above signals, then consult with Engineered Solutions at (314) 394-0802. We will inspect your system, and based on your requirements we will offer you suggestions on the air conditioning system that will best meet your needs. From consultation, to installing and maintaining the systems, Engineered Solutions offers end-to-end solutions.
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