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4 Signs It's Time For A New AC
Posted: June 24, 2021 by Andy

It won't always be this obvious that it's time for a new AC. Here's how you can tell when it's time to upgrade.

Is your family trying to decide if you should invest in a new air conditioning system? It's a tough decision because a new AC is expensive, and choosing the wrong one could cost you more - both up-front and in the future.

Our expert team at Hey Neighbor Heating & Cooling understands the importance of this decision, and we've come up with four signs that may point you toward a new AC system this summer.

Your AC system is old or inefficient

The age of your air conditioning unit plays a key role in your decision to get a new one. Keep in mind that the average working life of most air conditioners is about 15 years. So, if your AC is older, it's probably time to upgrade to a newer, more energy-efficient unit.

The likelihood of a terminal equipment failure and more frequent repairs are good indications that it's time to replace your system.

Your energy bills are on the rise

If your monthly energy costs keep going up, it's almost certainly due to the decreasing efficiency of your AC system as it ages. New air conditioning systems are far more energy-efficient than older models. In addition, as technology improves, each new year brings innovations and more cooling power that uses less energy. A recent US Department of Energy report found that a high-efficiency AC unit can lower your energy cost up to 50% percent a year!

While installing a new air conditioning system can be a considerable up-front investment, the amount you'll save on your monthly energy expenses will add up over time. It'll eventually pay for the unit in full.

It's hot and humid inside

That last word is key - inside your home. Your AC system's job is not only to cool your home but remove humidity from your indoor air too. So, if you notice that your AC isn't removing enough moisture during the dog days of summer, your system might be having a hard time keeping up.

High humidity levels in the home can cause more than just discomfort. They can promote the growth of mold and mildew in your Northeast Ohio home. Nobody wants that.

If your air conditioner is blowing warmer air than you'd prefer or it has stopped cooling completely, you may be facing a complete system breakdown soon. And as we all know, AC failures tend to happen on the hottest days of the year, when your system is stressed the most.

Although repairs might resolve the problems for now, if you have a combination of age and several other issues, it's time to consider a new air conditioner. If you've been unable to set money aside for a system upgrade, don't worry! We have a wide array of easy financing options to fit your situation.

You know your service technician by name

We love our customers, and it'd be wonderful to be on a first-name basis with everyone. Still, if we're getting called out to your home more than a couple of times a year (other than seasonal preventative maintenance visits, of course!), you have a problem that only a system replacement is likely to resolve in the long term.

Naturally, you'd prefer to repair and replace components that are causing your AC unit to malfunction rather than purchase a new one. That said, frequent repairs are a telltale sign that you need to invest in a new system.

Energy-efficient central air conditioning systems

Suppose you've experienced one or more of the warning signs above. In that case, it's almost certainly time to say goodbye to that old, unreliable AC unit and hello to a new, high-efficiency model. For your peace of mind, we only install new AC units that meet today's energy-efficient standards. And as always, we're available 24/7 to help your family with all of your heating and cooling needs.

A brand new energy-efficient central air conditioning system is waiting for you, and it's likely much more affordable than you might think. Save money on repairs and call the pros at Hey Neighbor Heating & Cooling today - 877-247-7661!

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