Does Your Air Conditioner Need An Upgrade? 3 Reasons Why You Should Consider An Upgrade

Your air conditioner may have run just fine for a lot of years, but as this appliance ages, just like other appliances in your home, you'll begin to notice breakdowns and other issues with the appliance. If you aren't sure if your air conditioner needs to be upgraded, there are a few signs to look for. Read on for a few reasons why you should start looking into upgrading your air conditioner.

1. You've Added An Addition

If you've added more square footage to your home, your old air conditioning system may not be enough to cool your entire home and the addition as well. The added ductwork may be putting a strain on your unit, which will lead to your system working extra in order to cool your entire home. If it's working too hard, it could be breaking down more and more often. If an addition has been added, a new air conditioner may be required, or another air conditioner just for the new addition may be in order. Talk to an air conditioning contractor about what is best for your home.

2. Your System Is Old

An older air conditioner is going to breakdown more often, which can get more and more costly as the unit ages. Parts can be harder to find, and service companies will charge more money for older systems to be repaired. All of this is going to cost you more money in the end. It's best to have your unit replaced instead of continuing with all of those repairs. The cost of a new unit will end up being savings for you.

3. Your Unit Is Not Efficient

If your unit isn't working efficiently any longer, even if it is still running without breaking down, it may be costing you a lot of money to run. An older system may not be efficient, which can cost you money on your energy bills. A system that isn't efficient may run and run in order to keep up with the temperature. Sometimes, with proper maintenance, it will work efficiently, but if proper maintenance isn't even doing the trick, it may be time for a new system instead.

If you aren't sure if you should upgrade your air conditioning system, call an air conditioning contractor for help in making this decision. The HVAC company can inspect your system and tell you if it's the right size for your home as well as other helpful information about your system.