There comes a time in the life of every HVAC system when a replacement becomes necessary. Sometimes the signs are obvious; maybe your air conditioner has begun to emit odd sounds or smells, shown a marked drop in performance or started to require more frequent repairs. Other times, the signs may not be immediately noticeable. Allow our HVAC repair and service professionals at Bounds Heating & Air to show you a few of the common signs that you may be due for a brand-new air conditioner.
Increase in Energy Bills
Older HVAC models are often found to be less energy-efficient than the newer models of today. In fact, the Department of Energy actually recommends upgrading aging HVAC equipment to that which has been certified with an ENERGY STAR® rating. The savings you’ll receive from making this switch are often enough to justify the cost of a new air conditioner. Moreover, choosing to operate inefficient HVAC systems will often set you back more than simply replacing it would.
Most air conditioning systems have an estimated life span of 15 years. Any additional year beyond this 15-year benchmark is typically a bonus. At this point, you can expect your unit to require far more frequent air conditioning repair visits than usual, and the cost of these repairs can quickly add up. When it comes to this, it would be much more practical to have a new air conditioner installed rather than to continue to shell out money for more and more service visits.
Regular wear and tear can be greatly slowed down by proper maintenance, but over time, they’ll still take their toll on your unit. One way this becomes apparent is when you begin to notice that your AC no longer cools as effectively as before. When this happens, it’s time to consider installing a new unit.
At Bounds Heating & Air, we’re your number one provider of HVAC maintenance, repair and installation services. Give us a call at (352) 278-9123 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your heating or air conditioning repair or installation service today. We serve clients in Alachua, FL.