These days, there’s a lot of talk about the efficiency and overall superiority of new AC units. If your air conditioner is over ten years old, you may have some questions about how to tell if you need a new one and if new AC units are really worth the investment.
The main reason new AC units are considered superior to older units is their improved energy efficiency. Not only has AC technology improved significantly in recent years, but a new AC also works better than an old one because it hasn’t been subject to wear and tear. New, energy-efficient AC units are better at regulating air quality and require less energy to cool your home.
High-efficiency air conditioners leave a smaller impact on both the environment and your wallet, making them popular in both residential and commercial AC installation. There are even government incentives and manufacturer rebates available to help you manage the cost of investing in a more efficient system.
Most standard AC units have a lifespan of 15 to 18 years, but they can require replacement as early as ten years in some cases. However, energy-efficient ACs that are on the high end of a manufacturer’s models can last longer. Some AC units are durable enough to last up to 25 years.
How do I know if I need a new AC?
The more active you are in taking care of your AC, the less likely you are to be caught with a broken AC and no plan for replacement. If your AC is over ten years old, it’s time to start monitoring it for signs that it is nearing the end of its useful life. These signs include:
- High energy bills (that aren’t a result of changing seasons)
- Diminished airflow or air that isn’t as cool
- Moisture buildup
- Strange noises or smells coming from the AC
Any of the above symptoms is an indicator of serious problems in your AC. If you notice one or multiple of these signs, address them immediately.
Whether you’re looking for commercial or residential AC installation, Mendez Air Conditioning and Heating is the best choice. Our experienced technicians offer fast AC installation services that are done right the first time. Contact Mendez Air Conditioning and Heating today to schedule service.