Signs Your Air Conditioner May Need Replacing

Posted On: May 31, 2020

Who doesn’t love the summertime? The days get longer, the sun shines brighter and the temperatures get hotter. But when it gets a little TOO hot, we all usually head inside to enjoy cool, refreshing temperatures from your trusty old air conditioner. So how do you know when it’s time to replace your HVAC system?

Frequent Air Conditioner Repairs
Just like a car, an air conditioning system will require professional maintenance to perform at its best. It might even need to be repaired on occasion. But when those repairs become more frequent and more expensive, contact Short Pump Heating & Air to discuss the cost of a new system versus the cost of a major repair. We can keep an old air conditioner running for a very long time, but at a certain point, it gets too expensive and does not make sense.

Rising Energy Bills
According to U.S. Energy Information Administration, more than half of a household’s energy usage, on average, comes from heating and air conditioning. If your utility bills are rising and you haven’t noticed a big change in the weather or your indoor temperature settings, it might be time to have your system inspected by Short Pump Heating & Air.

Is Your AC Unit 10 Years Old or More?
Unlike fine wine, air conditioners do not get better with age. Replacing an AC unit that is more than ten years old with a new system, might save you up to 20 percent on your cooling or heating costs, according to energystar.gov. Generally with a system that is over 10 years old or out of warranty, and repair bills have become expensive, it is time to look into replacing the system.

The AC System is Running, but It’s Still Hot Inside
Sometimes, an AC system needs a little more time to cool your home, especially when it’s extra hot and humid outside. Other times, there is an underlying mechanical issue that is causing the issue – loss of refrigerant charge, outdoor coil freezing over, or a clogged filter or coil, for example. If your system consistently struggles to maintain your comfort, it is time to contact Short Pump Heating & Air to assess the health of your system.

While there is no hard and fast rule that indicates it is time to replace your current AC system, Short Pump Heating & Air can help you assess the state of your current system and provide cost estimates for repairs versus replacing, so you can make an informed decision that is right for you and your family.

If you’re thinking about replacing your system but unsure if it’s the right time, call Short Pump Heating & Air at 804-364-9040 to speak with one of their expert HVAC estimators. Short Pump Heating & Air currently offers free estimates on HVAC system replacements and no-interest financing on repairs and new air conditioning system installations and replacements.

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