4 Signs That It May Be Time To Replace Your Air Conditioner

With hot days slowly creeping in, your air conditioner and HVAC system are being tested daily. If your system is broken, worn out, and ready to be replaced, you know it’s time to purchase a replacement. 

But what if you’re not sure? If you’re curious about when to replace your HVAC system or wonder if there is still life in your system, check out these four signs that can indicate now is the time to upgrade. 

Product Lifespan 

How long ago did you purchase your HVAC system? If your answer is over ten years, you may want to consider upgrading or looking into a replacement. Although it’s not a guarantee that your system will kick the bucket tomorrow, lifespans of HVAC units usually don’t last more than a decade. 

With this in mind, you’ll want to keep your eyes open for summer sales and begin putting back money for the inevitable replacement. Although this may not seem ideal, a newer, more energy-efficient system will save you money in the long run on electric bills and will keep your home comfortable for years to come. 

Costly Energy Bills

Speaking of energy bills, does your energy bill spike in the summer months? This may be because of your air conditioning use and an inefficient unit. It may be working harder to do its job, thus causing your monthly bills to soar.

If keeping your home cool is a challenge, you may want to hire a professional technician. You may not need a completely new air conditioner, but servicing your unit can address any HVAC’s efficiency. 

Humid Heat Indoors

Regardless of your energy bills, if your home never seems to cool off, you know it’s time to invest in a new HVAC system. If you are all too familiar with warm air coming out of your air conditioner or weak airflow that doesn’t seem to circulate through your home, a replacement is probably in your best interest.

With summer trade-in programs available like ours here at Bear, the investment could be significantly less expensive when done during a promotion or sale. 

Noisy Rattling

Have you noticed that your HVAC now makes strange noises that weren’t always there? It may include high pitched screeching, squealing, or rattling noises that can be unenjoyable to listening to and may affect the functionality of your system. If you hear loud or strange noises coming from your air conditioner, you’ll want to hire an expert to take a look at things. 

Loose parts moving around or broken pieces within your unit can cause more significant issues that start as these noises. A repair may fix the issue, but we would recommend not ruling out a replacement here either. Bear is always happy to help you troubleshoot your AC issues and provide feedback on the best next steps. We give our customers the same advice we would give our families and work at the highest level of service. For additional information or to book your service, contact us today.

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