5 Signs it’s Time for a New HVAC System
Summer is right around the corner and so is the heat! In both the US and around the globe, the majority of top warmest years on record have all occurred since 1998. Modern problems require modern solutions, and for most homeowners, air conditioner units are a smart investment especially if you live somewhere warm year-round.
If you already have central AC yet find yourself settling for uncomfortable indoor temperatures with high energy bills to-boot, it’s time to evaluate your existing unit and consider a new one. Upgrading to a new HVAC system benefits your home comfort, finances, and much more. Here are 5 signs it’s time for a new air conditioner:
1 – Your air conditioner is more than 10 years old.
The average air conditioner runs a lifespan of 10 to 15 years. Older systems run less efficiently and cost extra on monthly bills. If your central AC is reaching a decade or more, it’s time to replace it with an updated, energy-efficient unit. Though costly upfront, investing in a new central AC unit often pays for itself in 2-3 years thanks to increased efficiency.
2—Poor air quality & more dust throughout the home.
One important function for any HVAC system is managing your home’s indoor air quality. With many newer homes built air-tight to help with energy efficiency, indoor air becomes stagnant if not ventilated properly. A new air conditioner gives your home necessary airflow with reduced humidity levels. It’ll also filter out plenty of small air particles in the process—many of which are pollutants.
A new system also features dehumidifiers, air purifiers, and ventilation filters. These components filter out air particles to prevent dust buildup and destroy other harmful fumes, germs, and mold circulating through your home.
3—Uneven indoor temperatures & decreased comfort.
Are you having difficulty keeping a comfortable temperature in your home? Are some rooms (like the upstairs bedrooms) far too hot, while others are never quite warm or cool enough? If your living space constantly feels humid and uncomfortable, the problem is most likely stemming directly from your outdated air conditioner.
Whether your current unit was installed poorly or simply run its course, a new system cools and dehumidifies your home properly while still lowering energy costs. Slomin’s hires the finest installation technicians to replace your old system or window unit with an upgraded HVAC system or ductless unit.
4—Your energy bills make you cringe.
Energy bills are known to fluctuate depending on the season and your home’s energy usage. However, a significant increase in utility charges during warmer months is likely due to a faulty air conditioner. Overtime, even the best AC systems can become less effective at cooling your home, thus using up more energy to keep indoor temperatures comfortable.
Upgrading to a new AC means benefitting from an energy-efficient unit that reduces monthly bills. (And your carbon footprint!) Best of all, Slomin’s Energy Star–certified HVAC systems can help you save up to 20% on cooling costs, which means you’ll have more funds left over for summer fun.
5—Frequent air conditioner breakdowns & costly repairs.
Has your air conditioner been out of service more often lately? In addition to frequent repairs being a costly inconvenience, recurrent malfunctioning —big or small—is a definite sign that your AC system is running down.
Getting a new system with regular maintenance prevents extensive repairs down the line. Luckily, Slomin’s affordable AC service plans cover all sorts of tune-ups and basic repairs with 3 affordable service levels to suit your budget.