It’s happening. We’re heading into the hottest portion of summer and now’s the time that you want your air conditioner in perfect working order. If you’re not sure that it’s working, you should get it serviced immediately. But what if you think your air conditioner needs to be replaced? How do you know if it’s time to change how you cool your home? There are plenty of warning signs you should look for and Tragar Home Services wants you to know when it’s time to make a change.
Tragar Can Keep You Cool All Summer
Tragar can help keep you cool without worries all summer long. We’re cooling experts and we can install and service central air conditioning and ductless air conditioning systems on Long Island. Tragar is a Lennox Premier Dealer and we offer many other quality brands. When you have an air conditioning system installed by Tragar, you will have it properly installed. We’ll make certain your rooms are cooled and we’ll also work to remove humidity from your home. If you’re concerned about your air conditioner we want to give you information about when to replace it.
Some Important Warning Signs on Air Conditioner Replacement
If you’re thinking you may need to replace your current air conditioner, the first question you should ask is how old your current one is.
“We use a 5,000 rule,” Brad Wentz, owner of Buckeye Heating & Cooling in Worthington, Ohio tells Angie’s List. “You take the age of the equipment and multiply that by the repair cost. If the number is more than $5,000, then you should consider replacement. For example, a 10-year-old unit with a $350 repair equals $3,500. It’s OK to repair.” The 10-year, $5,000 rule is a good rule of thumb, but you should also know that if you have a really old system like one created in the 1970s you’re losing out on energy efficiency.
Another thing you should monitor is how often you need to top off your coolant. If you need to replace your coolant often, that can be an indicator that there’s a leak. This is one of the warning signs that you need to replace your air conditioner. Refrigerant replacement can be expensive and replacing a compressor, which can cost up to $2,000, may not be worth it.
According to Energy Star, other signs you should watch for is a noisy cooling system, which could be an indicator that there’s a problem with the coil of your system or if you have rooms which are too warm or too cold. This could mean you have equipment problems or issues with your ducts. Leaky ducts can cause your home to be more humid. It can also be the reason why you may be seeing excessive dust in your home. If your energy bills are going up, you may be using a system that isn’t energy efficient.
Tragar Can Install and Maintain Your Cooling System
If you see any of these warning signs with your air conditioner it may be a sign that it needs to be replaced. It can also be a sign that you need maintenance on your system. If you’re looking to install or fix your air conditioner, contact Tragar today.