The last thing you want in Palm Desert is an air conditioner breakdown, especially from May through October. Guard against this unpleasant situation by investing in an AC replacement before your existing unit goes down. Here are five signs that you could increase your indoor comfort and decrease energy bills with an air conditioning installation:
1. Old Age
Is your AC between 15 and 20 years old? That’s about the age at which well-maintained central air conditioners call it a day. If your system has been poorly maintained, old age can start setting in when the unit is only seven years old.
2. High Utility Bills
Residential air conditioners lose efficiency every year. If your energy costs are constantly going up, that’s probably why. Meanwhile, new systems are becoming more energy efficient.
3. Poor Performance
As air conditioner age, they lose their ability to provide consistent indoor cooling. There may be hot spots or insufficient cool air in rooms that are far away from the thermostat. You might also notice that the unit no longer controls humidity like it used to.
4. Irregular Maintenance
Poorly maintained air conditioners wear out faster than well-maintained systems. Whereas units treated with proper preventive maintenance might last for 20 years or more, poorly maintained systems might last for only half as long, if that.
5. Expensive AC Repairs
The older your air conditioner gets, the more likely it is to need AC repairs. If the unit experiences a major breakdown, your repair costs could be staggering. It might make more sense financially to schedule an AC installation now instead of waiting until you’re facing pricey HVAC repairs.
Even if your existing air conditioner is only 10 years old, you could still save from 20 to 40 percent on cooling costs with air conditioning replacement. At Palm Desert Air Conditioning and Heating Co., you can schedule a free AC installation consultation. Call us at (760) 610-0297 to learn more.