In the California heat, air conditioning is a necessity. When your central cooling gives out, it can feel equivalent to a national emergency. Don’t wait until it’s too late to replace your AC unit. If you start to notice any of the following problems, you should think about replacing your unit as soon as possible.
1. Your Energy Bills Have Increased
When your AC unit is living on its last legs, it has to work a lot harder to keep your home cool. Unfortunately, this drives your energy bill up. By replacing your old air conditioner with a newer, more energy-efficient unit, you could save a lot of money on your monthly utility bills.
2. There’s Humidity in Your Home
One of the main purposes of a home is to shelter you from the weather outside. You don’t want to come home from a long day at work to humidity that feels straight from a tropical rainforest. Humidity can also lead to mold. It’s the air conditioner’s job to both cool and dehumidify the air in your living space, so contact your AC contractor if you notice your home is feeling a little muggy.
3. Your AC Breaks Down … More Than Once
Of course, if your air conditioning system breaks down you’ll need to repair it. However, if it gives up on you more than once, you should definitely consider replacing the whole unit. Although it might seem like the cheaper fix, repeated repairs can be costly…and sweaty. This is the biggest sign that you should invest in a new AC system.
The average air conditioner is supposed to last around 10 years, but that isn’t always the case. If you’ve moved into a new home that’s already been lived in, you may not even know the age of the current air conditioner or when it might give out. Stay alert for the signs that indicate a need for an AC replacement, and when you do, contact Mendez AC and Heating for all your AC needs.