With summer coming to a close, now would be a good time to consider the condition of your air conditioning system.
As you likely had to run your AC this summer, you should have a good idea about how your system has been running, and you may want to take a moment to assess whether you should have your system replaced before next summer arrives.
However, if you are unsure how you will know if you should consider replacing your air conditioning system, here are a few indicators that you can look out for.
You Weren’t Comfortable This Summer
Take a moment to consider your comfort level over the last couple of months.
- Were you nice and cool inside as temperatures rose outside?
- Could you not find relief no matter how often your system ran?
If your answer is the latter, then it may be time to replace your AC system.
Even during the hottest part of summer, a properly functioning air conditioner should keep you cool.
So, if you were not cool this summer, your Air Conditioningsystem likely needs replacing.
Your Electricity Bill Has Skyrocketed
Another sign of problems with your air conditioner is if your energy bills have skyrocketed.
Keeping an eye on your summer electricity bills can let you know more about the condition of your air conditioner.
If you have been running your air conditioner the same amount as in previous years but your electricity bill has gone up significantly, this is a sure sign that your system is working harder than it used to and will need to be replaced.
Your System Has Reached Retirement Age
Additionally, if your air conditioner is over 10 years old, it is recommended that you have it replaced with a more efficient model, as your system will not be running as effectively as it once did.
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