Your air conditioning unit plays a vital role in keeping your family healthy and comfortable during the 90-degree days of a Tallahassee summer. Deciding when to replace your AC unit is one of the toughest decisions you’ll make as a homeowner, because it’s a significant investment and so critical to your family’s comfort. Before you reach the most visible sign that you need a new AC system installation, the fact that your AC system won’t run anymore, here are three signs that signal it may be time for a new AC system.
Frequent and Expensive AC Repairs
If you’re seeing a service technician from High Quality Heating & Air on a regular basis, it’s a sign that your aging system is on its last legs. Although we’re always happy to see you, repair costs add up quickly, and it doesn’t make sense to keep pouring money into an older system.
Your Home Isn’t Comfortable
Hot and cold spots, reduced airflow, high humidity and lack of cool air throughout your home are common AC problems that homeowners experience. If multiple AC repairs haven’t solved these problems, then it’s a good bet that you need a new air conditioner.
Your AC Unit Is Ready for Retirement
The National Association of Homebuilders reports that the average lifespan of an air conditioner is 10 to 15 years. If you’ve neglected HVAC maintenance, the lifespan can be considerably shorter. Older systems often have low SEER ratings, are inefficient to operate and may still use R22 Freon, a refrigerant that’s being phased out. Nothing lasts forever, and if your AC unit is nearing its retirement age and has outlived its warranty, it’s time to consider a replacement.
If you’re tired of high energy bills, have a noisy AC unit or can’t get your house cooled down, it’s time to talk with High Quality Heating & Air about a new Trane AC system installation. Give us a call today at 850-307-5356.