South Florida is constantly exposed to the hot, humid summer heat. This heat means that the air conditioning unit is constantly running without a break. This can take a heavy toll on an air conditioning unit.
Air conditioning units are expensive and a vital part of any home. Most air conditioning units today aren’t meant to last more than ten years so knowing if it needs to be replaced is an important question. An air conditioning unit should be energy-efficient while keeping every part of a home comfortable and cool. Some things to look out for include:
Age is one of the most important and crucial factors when diagnosing an air conditioning unit. Air conditioning units usually only last around 10-15 years. If a unit falls within this range or somewhere close to it, it may be time to consider replacing it rather than repairing it. Repairing an air conditioning unit that falls in this range can be done, however, the unit is much more likely to break down and costing more money in the long run.
A good sign that it’s time to get an air conditioning replacement is if utility bills are beginning to rise when no change has been made. This is a sign that an air conditioning unit is no longer working as efficiently as it used to and is now costing extra money. Having to repair an air conditioning unit is bound to happen, however, if repair bills are beginning to rise this means it’s time to consider replacing the air conditioning unit soon.
After dusting a house and continuing to see the presence of dust floating around is a good indication that there may be a leak inside the ductwork. A leak can lead to the efficiency of the unit going down and the cost of bills going up. If the air conditioning unit is running and there is an excessively loud noise, this could mean the unit’s coil has a problem and will need to be replaced.
One of the many jobs of an air conditioning unit is its job to remove humidity from the inside of a home and cool it off, creating a comfortable living space. When this system is running the correct way, it should maintain a steady, cool, temperature throughout the entire house. If this system fails, consider the cost of repairing the unit versus replacing it all together.
If any of these warning signs are noticed, begin to consider getting an air conditioning replacement. It’s normal to be concerned when deciding to replace an A/C unit. It can be an expensive purchase, however, it’s a big investment for a home. Complete Environmental Solutions is here to walk local homeowners through any additional questions or problems. Feel free to give us a call anytime at (561) 747-2862.