Air conditioners in Olathe, KS, don’t last forever. Here are a few signs that indicate it’s time to invest in a new AC installation:
Climbing Energy Bills
Your energy consumption will naturally fluctuate from year to year depending on how hot the temperature rises. However, keep an eye open for consistently consuming more each month compared to the year prior. Continually increasing consumption may indicate the need for an AC repair but may also indicate an old system needing replacement.
Your AC System Is Ancient
The average AC system will last roughly 10 to 15 years when it’s properly maintained and not excessively used. It’s common knowledge that during the last two years, you can expect your energy bills and air conditioning repair costs to increase. If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old, start planning for a replacement before it suffers a catastrophic failure.
Your air conditioner should put out air without any kind of odor to it. A burning or smokey smell may indicate a component that’s burning out and needs replacing. Depending on the component, it may indicate that it’s time for a new AC installation.
Insufficient Cool Air
When your AC system gets to the point that it’s time to replace, it may not put out sufficient cool air. Under normal circumstances, your AC system should cool the air between 15 and 25 degrees compared to your home’s ambient air. A system near failure may blow air that’s noticeably warmer than what it should be when it’s working properly.
Your Home Is Too Humid
As your air conditioner runs, some moisture from the air should condense on the evaporator coil. If your air conditioner is near failing, it won’t remove as much moisture as it should. Excess humidity may indicate a number of problems that require air conditioning repairs or a new AC installation.
Avoid the risk of your air conditioner failing during the hottest part of the summer. Call to schedule your AC installation consultation with one of the expert service technicians at Air-Pro Comfort Systems today.
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