When summer hits, you depend on your air conditioner to get you through the hot and muggy months in Lake Placid, Florida. Since your AC unit is so vital for comfort, it’s important to understand when it’s time to put your old one out to pasture and install a new and more energy-efficient option. If your AC unit is showing any of these signs, it might be time to consider an upgrade:

Your AC Unit Needs Frequent Repairs

During its life, your AC unit will need a repair from time to time. If you’re calling your service technician once or twice a year, though, it may be more cost-effective to upgrade to a new system. While the repair costs may seem less than a new install, they can add up quickly. This often indicates that the system isn’t operating as well as it should.

Your Airflow Has Significantly Decreased

Your AC unit will need to have proper airflow in order for it to work efficiently. If you notice that the airflow in your home has lessened and it’s not the result of blocked or damaged ductwork or vents, it could be a sign that the compressor or other expensive components are failing. If your system is older, it may be more prudent to replace rather than repair it. As a result, you’ll improve airflow and efficiency in your home.

Your AC Unit Has Reached the 10-Year Mark

An AC unit can last between 10 and 15 years. After the 10-year mark, your system may begin to run less efficiently and need more frequent repairs. If you’ve been having problems with your system and it’s at least 10 years old, it’s better to invest in a new unit. Your energy bill savings will help offset the some of cost of the install within a few years.

Is your AC unit more than 10 years old? Contact Miller’s Central Air, Inc. at 863-699-5455 today to find the best model to suit your home.

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