With spring right around the corner, residents of San Antonio, TX are starting to turn on their air conditioners. If you’ve noticed some troubling signs with your system, you might be wondering if it’s time for a new AC. The typical lifespan of a well-maintained air conditioning system is 10–15 years. While this will vary, there are some strong signs that your air conditioner might be reaching the end of its lifetime and is due for a replacement. We’ve listed these below.
Your Utility Bills Are Increasing
Running your HVAC system uses more energy and costs more money than any other system of your home, and can make up almost half of your utility costs. With this in mind, you want to make sure your system is running as efficiently as possible. If you find that you are paying more than your neighbors, your system may not be running as effectively as it once was. This is typically indicative of an older unit that is nearing the end of its life.
You Notice Excessive Noise and Dust
Is there a constant presence of dust in your home? This could be a sign that your air filters are clogged, but also that there are leaks in your ductwork. These leaks compromise the efficiency of your system, which will increase your operating cost. Excessive noise, such as rattling, could be a sign that something is loose. A repair may be the answer. However if you’ve had maintenance and repairs done and are still noticing excessive noise, it may be time to replace your system.
Your Home Is Uncommonly Humid
A properly functioning air conditioner removes humidity from the air. Excessive humidity makes your living space uncomfortable, plus the additional moisture could cause damage within your home. This AC symptom is indicative of a problem with your overall AC unit. Quite often, the cost of repairing these problems in an aging system are not worth the amount of life that remains in your system.
To learn more about our air conditioning products and services, contact Riteway Service Company today!