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How Can I Tell If I Need a New Air Conditioner?

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Our HVAC residential services team knows when it’s time for a new air conditioner, but how can you spot the need for one? There are several ways to assess the need for a new air conditioner unit using the same criteria any HVAC company would use. Looking out for these signs will empower you with knowledge when you’re faced with the need for a new unit.

Here are a few criteria that any HVAC residential services professional would use to find out if you need a new air conditioner:

The Age of Your Unit

After ten years of regular use, your air conditioner may need to be replaced if repairs are starting to accumulate or getting expensive. Although the age of your unit alone is not the only determinate, it’s a decided factor when repairs are costly.

Energy Efficiency

Older HVAC systems are usually not as energy efficient as some of the newer models. If your system is old and not energy efficient, you might consider purchasing a newer model that can save you money in energy costs in the long run.

Uncomfortable Air Conditioning Output

If your home feels only slightly cooler than the sweltering air outside, despite the constant output of your air conditioner, your system is most likely not keeping up with the demand. If you find yourself turning on fans or showering just to keep cool indoors, those are probably signs that your air conditioner is not keeping your home cool. And if your system is old to boot, you might consider the need for a replacement.

So if you find yourself making paper fans to cool yourself while your air conditioner is blowing lukewarm air, considering a new air conditioning unit wouldn’t be such a bad idea.

At Brummitt Heating and Cooling, our residential services team looks for the best solution for your HVAC needs. Whether it’s a simple repair or a full-service air conditioner replacement, our team can get your home feeling cozy again. Contact us today and talk to one of our professionals about your heating and cooling needs.