We had a long, hot summer here in San Antonio and the high heat continues into fall. Make sure you’re getting the most out of your HVAC system. If you’ve noticed your air conditioning’s efficiency has decreased, that your airflow has dwindled, or that you’re spending more money on repairs than you ever have in the past, it might be time to upgrade your air conditioning unit. Many homeowners feel hesitant to upgrade because the process is so expensive or because they’re not convinced that it’s more beneficial to simply replace their system or to keep maintaining their old unit. If you need superior San Antonio HVAC services, contact our team here at Riteway Service Company.
Signs It’s Time to Upgrade
Replacing your air conditioner is a huge commitment of time and money, so be sure that upgrading is the right move for you. If you’ve experienced any of the following symptoms listed below, it’s time to upgrade.
Your Energy Bills Have Skyrocketed
If you run your air conditioning all day and night at a super low temperature in the summer, your home’s energy bill is bound to skyrocket. If you haven’t changed your cooling habits and your bills have risen it’s probably because your system’s efficiency has plummeted. When your AC efficiency goes downhill, it forces your system to work much harder to provide the same cooling levels that you’re used to. If your system is still working well enough to provide this cooling, your unit’s decline is probably something that goes unnoticed until you see your bill. If this is a persistent problem that isn’t rectified by maintenance or repairs, it’s time to get rid of your old air conditioning unit and replace it with a new one.
You Spend Too Much on Repairs
If the summer heat seems to cause your air conditioning trouble every single summer, you can benefit from an upgrade. Homeowners often opt to keep repairing their old system rather than purchasing a new one because the high price tag of the new system is daunting, but when you think about all the money you’re wasting on repairs, the price of a new system is worth it. Don’t get caught in the cycle of repairing an old system just so it will work adequately when you can purchase a new system and have it work perfectly.
Your Home Never Gets Cool Enough
It’s common to feel like this San Antonio heat is overwhelming, but if you really feel that your home never cools off or there’s too much humidity indoors, it’s time to get a new system. Your air conditioner’s main function is to cool your home. If it’s failing at doing that then your air conditioning is probably faltering. There could be various reasons as to why your home’s air conditioning is dwindling. If you’ve already had repairs done and continue to face the same problem, your solution is an upgrade.
Bonus Tip: No matter what the condition of your air conditioning system is, if your unit is between 10–15 years old you should start looking into new units. Your air conditioner is only built to last you so long, so make sure you’re prepared to replace it.