Signs it Might be Time to Replace or Upgrade Your Air Conditioner
Air conditioning units are not designed to last forever. They work incredibly hard, especially in San Antonio where there is a humid, subtropical climate all year-round. The best air conditioning unit in the world will likely begin to break down around the 10-year-old mark. With that in mind, you can be sure, that eventually, you will need to replace or even upgrade your air conditioner. This is never a convenient or desired expense, however, it could actually end up saving you money in the long run by avoiding costs incurred from running an AC that is dated or does not work properly or efficiently. There are some tell-tale signs to look out for that will tell you if your air conditioning unit needs replacement or an upgrade.
If you are constantly having your air conditioning unit repaired, you are racking up unnecessary costs that could go toward replacing the system altogether. There will come a time when no amount of repairs will keep the air conditioner running. It is better to replace the system while you can afford it, rather than throwing money away on temporary fixes and repairs. If your air conditioning is acting up and you are in the San Antonio area, contact Aramendia to schedule an appointment. With no trip charge, we can assess the functionality of your AC and let you know whether your unit truly needs to be replaced.
Increased Energy Bills
One sure sign that your AC unit needs to be replaced is often huge increases in your monthly energy bill. As the air conditioning unit struggles to continue working, it requires more energy and electricity for less output. Couple the cost of increased energy bills along with AC unit repair costs, you will likely realize that replacing your air conditioner could be much cheaper overall. Not only that, but newer AC and HVAC units are much more energy-efficient, ultimately saving you EVEN MORE money from cheaper electricity bills.
If you have built on to your home’s original foundation, your air conditioning or HVAC system probably won’t be able to handle the the additional space efficiently, with higher bills and variable room temperatures. When making additions to your home, you might want to consider upgrading your air conditioner or ventilation system as well to ensure you have a system capable of efficiently cooling the extra space.
An air conditioner working correctly should keep humidity at optimum levels, so if you begin to see moisture building up or your home feels clammy, then your air conditioner is not doing its job. Unfortunately, this can lead to moisture damage and/or harmful bacteria forming within the structure of your home. Again, you will end up paying for repairs to not only the air conditioner itself, but possible repairs to the infrastructure of the building.
Ultimately, when your air conditioning unit stops working properly on a consistent basis, it will cost you money, whether you replace the system or not. If you replace or upgrade your system, you will have to pay for product and installation service, and if you don't, you could end up paying for system repairs, possible structural damage repairs that can arise from excess humidity, increased energy bills caused by an inefficiently-running AC unit, and eventually, the cost to finally replace the unit or entire system when it officially fails.
Avoiding the Unavoidable
Contact Aramendia Plumbing, Heating & Air, and receive world-class service and satisfaction from our team of licensed and certified HVAC technicians! We will assess both your air conditioner and home ventilation system to provide you with the best advice on AC system maintenance, and honest recommendations on replacing and upgrading your air conditioning system, if necessary.
Aramendia only aims to help our customers by providing quality care and service while saving the most money possible with no unnecessary costs. So, if you think you might be in need of some professional advice or just want to make sure everything is working properly on your AC unit, choose the ethical AC service company in San Antonio and call the Good Guys first!