The Top Four Signs It’s Time For An AC Upgrade
Investing in an AC unit is one of the biggest purchases you’ll make for your home, but when tasked with keeping your family cool and comfortable for the next 10 to 15 years, it’s easier to see its worth. If your unit hasn’t been working as well as it used to, but you’re not sure whether it’s time to replace it, ask yourself these four questions.
Have Your Energy Bills Increased?
One of the most common signs that it’s time to upgrade to a new HVAC unit is increased energy bills. When your air conditioner isn’t running properly, it will take more energy and money to keep your home comfortable. After a few higher than normal utility bills, you should consider investing in a new unit whose increased efficiency will save you more money in the long run. For those looking for a high-efficiency unit, Trane’s XV20i TruComfort Variable Speed Air Conditioner operates at up to 22 SEER, making it one of the most efficient air conditioners available.
How Old is Your Unit?
Older ACs last up to 15 years at most. If your unit is 10 years old or older, it may be time to start shopping around for your next one. Luckily, today’s models are built with the newest technology, which means that when you make that upgrade, you can be confident that your new unit will keep you comfortable for many years to come.
Is Your Unit Making Strange Noises?
Out of the ordinary noises coming from your air conditioner are another sign that you might be due for an upgrade. Most often, weird noises are an indication that your unit needs to be repaired. However, here is where you should weigh your cost options. If your bills are high and your unit is outdated, it may be smarter to put that repair money towards a new unit rather than putting a band-aid on your old one. Plus, if you’re looking for a unit that runs both efficiently and quietly, Trane’s quietest XV18 TruComfort™ Variable Speed Air Conditioner will keep your home comfortable with minimal noise.
Are Some Rooms in Your Home Colder Than Others?
This problem by itself usually doesn’t mean you have to upgrade your unit, and it can sometimes be fixed by a simple repair or climate rezone. However, if your unit is old, your energy bills are high, and your home’s climate is inconsistent depending on which room you’re in, it’s probably time to consider an upgrade.
If you think it might be time for a new AC unit, our experienced technicians at Air Solutions can help you find the product that is right for you and your home. Contact our team today at airsolutionstx.com or call (409) 962-2476.