When to Consider Replacing an Air Conditioner

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In Largo, as well as throughout the state of Florida, a home’s air-conditioning system is a lifeline. During the hot and humid Florida summers, people rely on their air conditioners to keep them comfortable and functional. To keep your air conditioner working throughout the year, monitor it regularly to ensure that it continues doing its job of keeping your family cool.

Rooms Feel Too Hot or Too Cold

If your air conditioner is varying in the temperature it provides for the home, it may be malfunctioning and failing to switch on at the proper times. This issue could also indicate problems in the duct-work or insufficient insulation in the home.

The Air Conditioner Is More Than 10 Years Old

Any room air conditioner more than 10 years old will be approaching the end of its useful life. It may function inefficiently no matter how well maintained it is. Consider replacing the unit with a new energy-efficient model. The new unit can save you up to 20 percent on your energy bill and will quickly pay for itself. Furnaces more than 15 years old will have the same problem. If you have had your furnace/air conditioning system for longer than this time, it may be time to start looking at new systems that can provide greater energy savings.

Frequent Repairs

If you’re having constant breakdowns of your air-conditioning equipment, you’re probably spending more money than a new air conditioner would cost. Reevaluate your air-conditioning needs and invest in a new air conditioner that can save you money in the long-term.

Home Humidity Problems

A functioning air conditioner helps to keep the humidity in the home at an even level. If your air is too humid or too dry, your air conditioner may need to be replaced to provide the constant functioning needed to keep you comfortable in your part of the country.

No Programmable Feature on the Air Conditioner

If your home is empty for most of the day, you don’t need that same level of air conditioning as if people were at home. Without a programmable thermostat, your air conditioner must work continuously, wearing out parts and shortening its lifespan. New air conditioners can be programmed to provide a higher temperature when people are out of the house and lower the temperature right before people come home.