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Do I Need to Buy a New Air Conditioner?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jun 2, 2016 1:08:30 PM


Have you had your air conditioner tuned up yet this spring? If not, give us a call, and we’ll perform any necessary maintenance to get your system ready to keep you cool all summer long. Maybe your air conditioner has reached the end of its useful life and it needs to be replaced. If this is the case, now’s the time to get a new one. Temperatures and humidity levels are quickly rising, and summer’s right around the corner.


Reasons to Replace Your Air Conditioner

Your energy bills have increased.

If your energy bills are higher than they have been in the past, your air conditioner may be losing efficiency. If your unit is maintained properly, and it’s still in good shape, this shouldn’t happen. Have it inspected to see if it should be replaced.


Your home doesn’t cool evenly.

If your home seems warm or humid in some places and too cold in others, there are a few possible causes.

  • Your air conditioner is the wrong size for your home. Whether your AC is too powerful or not powerful enough, it will wear out faster than it should and won’t be able to cool your home as efficiently as possible. Make sure you have a certified, knowledgeable professional install your new system for you.
  • Your AC is old. The answer may be as simple as old age. As air conditioners get older, they lose efficiency.
  • You’ve renovated your home. If your home has been remodeled or renovated, and you still have the same air conditioner as before the change, it may no longer be the right size to effectively cool your home.

It needs to be repaired frequently.

Another sign that your air conditioner is nearing the end of its life is the need for frequent repairs. Would you rather continue to pay for replacement parts and service fees or put your money towards a new system that could be trouble-free for years to come? Figure out which option is better for your budget while keeping home comfort in mind as well.


Your air conditioner is more than 10 years old.

According to Energy Star, if your air conditioner is over 10 years old, you should replace it. Not only will a new air conditioner save you money and cool your home more effectively, but newer units are also required by law to be more efficient than older ones were. Look for a unit that has earned the Energy Star label while shopping.


Ames Heating and Cooling Services

If you need a new air conditioner, an AC tune-up, or another heating and cooling service, and you live in or around Ames or Boone, give us a call or fill out a quick online form so we can reach out to you. To learn about our Universal Savings Agreement, which includes special discounts and prime service for members, click on the button below. 


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Topics: Ames Heating and Cooling