With summer coming to a close, now is a great time to reflect on the memories you’ve made, but it also means it’s time to take an honest look back at the performance of your AC over the past few months. Think your air conditioner could be on its last legs? There are a few telltale signs that it’s time for a cooling upgrade.
One of the first places homeowners tend to notice a deficiency in their AC’s performance is in the air being dispersed throughout their home. If over this past summer, you found yourself constantly decreasing the temperature without any noticeable change in the comfort of your home, it could be time for an upgrade. Another physical indicator that there is an issue with your air conditioner is diminished airflow coming through the registers. These problems could be the result of low refrigerant levels or a damaged compressor, which can be expensive to repair. Ultimately, these issues are signs that your unit is fading and it will likely be more cost-effective to replace your unit instead of repairing it.
If you experienced unusually high utility bills this summer, even with the COVID induced peak-time reduction, it’s time to evaluate the performance of your AC. Air conditioners are designed to operate efficiently and effectively, which means they should be able to keep your home at a comfortable temperature without running constantly. High utility bills, resulting from your cooling system running non-stop, are a financial wake-up call that it’s time to upgrade to a new, properly functioning air conditioner. An added benefit to upgrading to a new unit is that it will be much more efficient out of the box than its older counterparts.
There’s nothing wrong with repairing an AC unit if it still has value, but at a certain point, it’s time to stop greasing the squeaky wheel. The cost of repairs and maintenance to improve your air conditioner’s performance can add up over the years, and there’s no guarantee they’ll last for an extended period of time. If you replace your unit instead, your new system will come with a fresh warranty, so any repairs you should need during that time will be covered. Warranties on some of today’s units last for up to 12 years as long as you schedule annual maintenance with a licensed HVAC company.
Don’t waste more of your hard-earned money on an aging cooling system; replace it with a new high-efficiency unit instead. Contact the experts at Fahrhall for a free quote and take advantage of one of our great promotions.
The home comfort specialists at Fahrhall have been proudly serving the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent regions since 1967. We are committed to providing our customers and our community with reliable service and quality equipment.