Richmond, VA is feeling the heat this summer as temperatures reach the hottest stretch of weather since last July. With the high temperatures, humidity and high UV index, it may actually feel several degrees hotter. Your cooling unit is never more important than when weather is at its most extreme. Is your air conditioner working at its best capacity? Do you find your cooling system isn’t offering much relief from the blistering heat? If so, it might be time to consider a replacement. There are several things you can look at to help you determine if it’s time to put the ole’ AC out to pasture.
Time might not be a luxury when dealing with a malfunctioning air conditioner. To make it easier, we have compiled a short list of the most important signs that your AC unit needs to be replaced:
Too Many AC Repair Calls. Too many repair calls is a strong indication that your AC needs to be replaced. It might not be worth either the time or money to continue repairing it. Meanwhile, a malfunctioning air conditioner can amplify your energy consumption. Poor performance. High energy bill. No, thanks.
- Age of the AC unit. Did you know the lifetime of an air conditioner is less than 12-15 years? If your model is 12 years old or close to it, its performance might be dwindling. There is no saving an air conditioner once it has reached the end of its life span. Out with the old, in with the new.
- When the constant cost of repair outweighs the cost of replacement. Most AC repairs are pretty easy and affordable. If your technician hands you a high estimate for repair that means your AC is in pretty bad shape to begin with. If it seems cheaper to replace it than to repair it, it’s a no-brainer.
Don’t fear change, when it comes to replacing your AC. Newer models are actually more energy efficient and perform better. High temperatures also can be a risk to your health, so stay as cool as you can this summer and contact a professional at WG Speeks Inc, for all your cooling needs.