Have you had your air conditioner tuned up yet this spring? If not, give us a call and we’ll perform any necessary maintenance and repairs to get your system ready to keep you cool all summer long. Maybe your air conditioner has reached the end of its useful life and it needs to be replaced. If you do need a new A/C, now’s the time to get one. Temperatures and humidity levels are quickly rising, and summer’s right around the corner.

Reasons to Replace Your Air Conditioner

  1. Your energy bills have increased.

If your energy bills are higher than they have been in the past or higher than you think they should be, your air conditioner may be running less efficiently and it may be getting worn down from years of use. If your unit is maintained properly, and it’s still in good shape, this shouldn’t happen.

  1. Your home doesn’t cool evenly.

If your home seems warm or humid in some places and too cold in others, there are a few possible causes.

  • Your air conditioner is the wrong size for your home. Whether your AC is too powerful or not powerful enough, it will wear out faster than it should and won’t be able to cool your home as efficiently as possible. Make sure you have a certified, knowledgeable professional install your new system for you.
  • Your AC is old. The answer may be as simple as old age. As ACs get older, they lose their efficiency standards.
  • You’ve added on to or renovated your home. If your home has been remodeled or renovated and you still have the same air conditioner as before the change, it may no longer be the right size to effectively cool your home. It might be time to update.
  1. It needs to be repaired frequently.

Another sign that your air conditioner is nearing the end of its lifecycle is when it requires frequent repairs. Would you rather continue to pay for replace parts or for a service technician to come out and fix your system, or would you rather put that money towards a new system that may not cause you problems for years to come? Decide which if the more frugal option.

  1. Your air conditioner is more than 10 years old.

According to Energy Star, if your air conditioner is over 10 years old, you should replace it. Not only will a new air conditioner save you money and cool your home more effectively but newer units are required by law to be more efficient than some older ones. Look for a unit that has earned the Energy Star label when shopping around.

Ames Heating and Cooling

If you need a new air condition, an air conditioner tune-up, or another heating and cooling service in or around Ames or Boone, give us a call or fill out a quick online form so we can reach out to you.