During the hot southern summers, the last thing you want is a broken air conditioning unit in your Gretna, Louisiana, home. It’s better to plan ahead when replacing your air conditioner, so if you’re experiencing any of these signs, you may want to start looking into a new system.
Utility Bill Spike
Although your electric bill will inevitably spike during the summer months, you should have a good sense of the general cost of your bills. If you’ve lived in your home for several years, you can compare to see if your bills are higher than previous summers. There are other causes of rising utility bills such as hotter temperatures, or a hike in utility bill prices. However, if you can’t find another plausible reason for increasing costs, it could be a big sign that your system is going to break down.
Over the course of your system’s life, repairs are inevitable. Once you start having to call your HVAC company to come out often to repair your HVAC system, it’s a good sign your system may not last the summer. If your system breaks down before the heat hits during the summer, a replacement may be necessary before the summer is over. Your HVAC technician can help you decide whether it’s worth it to repair your system once again, or consider replacement instead.
All HVAC systems have a lifespan, and age is a major indicator of whether or not your system will need imminent replacement. There are other factors that can contribute to your system’s potential, such as maintenance. If you have invested in preventative maintenance, your system will likely last longer than if you’ve neglected regular maintenance. If you combine your system’s age with other factors, you can determine your unit’s probable future lifespan.
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