So winter was legitimately just yesterday, but summer will be here before you know it and there is nothing worse than battling the heat without an air-con, or at least an aircon that doesn’t cost you the earth. Did you know that air conditioning can account for up to 50% of your electricity bill?
Now is the time to assess the efficiency of your current system and upgrade before the heat hits.
Your current air conditioning system is over 10 years old
As a general rule, air conditioners can generally last at least 10 years, however, after a decade, they may not run as efficiently as when they were first installed. Did I mention that improvements have been made to air conditioning over the last 10 years, so there are bound to be more energy-efficient options available on the market since your last purchase?
You’ve already had to repair your current air conditioner
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you have already had to make repairs to your current air conditioner, it is likely that more repairs are going to be necessary in the future and they tend to be more expensive the repairing your AC units regularly through a professional firm as your air conditioner ages.
Your electricity bill increased significantly last summer
It is not uncommon for electricity bills to increase slightly depending on the season, however, a significant increase over the summer period could mean an issue with your current air conditioning unit. Even the best air conditioners lose efficiency over time and require more energy to keep your house cool.
Your home feels stuffy even with your air conditioner running.
As well as providing cooling for your home, air conditioners also have the job of managing the indoor air quality, providing adequate ventilation, and filtering allergens and harmful particles. Maintaining fresh indoor air is critical in preventing allergies, asthma, etc. however not all old a/c units have the capability of keeping up with today’s indoor air quality demands. Consider investing in a new air conditioner with dehumidifiers, air purifiers, and ventilators.
Instead of waiting until mid-summer to replace your failing air conditioning unit, consider upgrading your system before summer starts. Getting in early not only prepares you for those hot days, but you can also reap the benefits of being off-peak including spring sales and quick installation times.