3 Signs It’s Time For a New Air Conditioner
Spring is an excellent time to schedule an AC replacement. A well-maintained air conditioning unit will last 15 years or longer. But to significantly lower your energy use, start budgeting to replace your AC at the 10-year mark.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), you can cut your energy costs by up to 50 percent by upgrading to a new efficiency model if your current system is more than 10 years old. That puts more money in your pocket.
At Just Right Heating & Cooling, we can care for your AC, gas furnace, heat pump, or ductless unit any day of the year––with 24-hour emergency service. We are proud to bring respect, honesty, and excellence to our neighbors in Utah.
When Should I Replace My Air Conditioner?
Think you may need to replace your current cooling system? Age is the first factor. Then, look for these three signs:
- Frequent Repairs
Once an air conditioner reaches the final stage of its lifespan, it breaks down more frequently. If you’ve had multiple repairs in the past year, it is good to perform a cost-benefit analysis. If you need to pay for repairs every few months, how much will it cost in the long run? If your current system is more expensive to keep, your money is better invested in a replacement.
- High Energy Costs
Have you noticed a recent uptick in electricity costs? Your cooling system may be on its last legs. As equipment ages, it uses more electricity to perform the same task. High utility bills are another reason why keeping your current AC could be draining your wallet.
- Patchy Cooling or Humidity
Notice any temperature or humidity inconsistencies? This is another sign of an AC past its prime. AC works by removing heat and humidity from the air and transferring it outside. However, as internal components like the evaporator, condenser, or expansion valve grow older, they may have a more challenging time completing the heat transfer process.
Patchy cooling could also be a symptom of leaky ductwork. Schedule an appointment with your Just Right Heating & Cooling technician for a complete diagnosis.
How AC Replacement Works
Ready to upgrade the HVAC system in your Utah home? We’re prepared to assist you. Here’s how the process works:
- Selecting the Right Model
When picking out your new efficiency AC, it’s essential to find one that perfectly fits your Salt Lake City home. Our Just Right team makes it easy with your free in-home consultation. Our specialists will perform a load calculation––taking measurements, accounting for your square footage, ventilation requirements, and insulation. Then, we will compare it with performance data to find a model that maximizes both comfort and efficiency in your space.
In just one visit, our team of experts will carefully install your new AC system. After connecting it with your ductwork, we will run tests to ensure everything runs smoothly. Finally, we will give you a copy of the maintenance requirements and warranty information. We stand behind our work––if you’re not completely satisfied with your new system, we’ll remove it and give you a full refund.