Spring is in full effect, which means that summer (and beautiful, hot weather) is around the corner. If your air conditioner needs to be replaced, now is the time to do it – before the hot weather leaves you and your family sweating and uncomfortable in your own home. Right now when you upgrade to an energy efficient furnace, you take advantage of some seriously amazing rebates. You can get an energy efficient Lennox air conditioner at a great price from Constant Home Comfort in Markham; plus, we will file your rebates for you making the entire process hassle free and puts money back in your pocket.
Determining if your air conditioner needs to be replaced can be tricky. Luckily, there are a few signs that can help you decide.
6 Signs it’s Time to Upgrade Your AC
Age of the AC: Just like any other household appliance, your air conditioning unit will only work efficiently for so long. The general rule of thumb for an HVAC unit is every 10; once your AC reaches 10 years, have it inspected to see how efficient it is. Some units might last longer than 10 years, while others reach the end of their life by this point; having a technician take a look is the best way to determine if yours needs to be upgraded or not.
Increase in Energy Costs: If your energy bill keeps increasing every month and you haven’t changed the settings, this is another sign that it’s time to upgrade. When your air conditioner isn’t operating efficiently, it has to work harder to cool your home; this also means that it’ll cost you more to cool your home. Again, have it inspected by a professional to be sure. A new, energy efficient one will not only cool your home, but it will do it without draining your bank account.
Excessive Repairs: If you find your AC constantly needs repairs, it is definitely time upgrade the system. Regular repairs might seem like the cheaper option, but when you constantly have to pay for them it’s more worth your while to invest in a new system. For one, you won’t have to pay for repairs as frequently, plus the new system will keep your home cooler for less. Plus, when you register for rebates from Enbridge or Union Gas, you can save even more money with your new energy efficient AC.
Noticeable Noise: You shouldn’t notice your air conditioner when it’s on. If you start hearing a lot of noise, this is this is usually an indication that there is an issue with your AC, though sometimes the sizing of your ductwork can contribute to a lot of noise as well. Again, have a technician check it out to see if it’s a simple fix or a whole new unit needs to ordered.
Poor AC Performance:If your AC can’t keep you comfortable, it could be because of a few things. One thing might is the AC is the wrong size for your home. It could also be due to leaks or issues with the ductwork. Generally, if the AC isn’t performing properly, it’s a sign that it needs to be replaced.
Rooms Are Too Hot or Cold: Rooms that are either too cool or too warm can be the result of a few issues, for instance, poor insulation, duct issues, poor airflow, or failing HVAC equipment. The best way to get a diagnosis is to get a technician to take a look. If the problem is with the AC, the easiest fix is to upgrade your system.
Looking to get a new air conditioner before the summer heat hits? At CHC, we have brand name A/C’s including Lennox at great prices. Let us handle the rebates and save you money. Call 1-888-829-1875 today!