Summer is right around the corner. The Maynard Man can tell you that now is the best time to make sure your AC system is in good shape and ready to get you through the season with ease.
Of course, if you don’t think it’s in great shape, and/or it’s aging, then now is the perfect time to consider an upgrade. After all, the last thing you need is to be without an air conditioning system any longer than you need to be in the middle of one of the hottest months of the year, right?
Read on as we uncover come of the signs that it’s time to call The Maynard Man for an AC upgrade.
Your Cooling System Costs Too Much to Operate
We get it, this can be kind of a subjective determination to make. But we want you to take a look at how much you’re paying to use energy compared to this same time last year, or compared to what your neighbors are paying. As an air conditioner gets older, it starts losing efficiency as the components wear down.
At first, you may not notice the drop in efficiency. Eventually, however, it will start to become pretty apparent, as your air conditioner has to run longer to try to cool your home enough and your bills start to rise. If you do notice a spike in your utility costs, and you know your air conditioner is on the older side, it’s time to give us a call.
Your AC Needs Repairs Frequently
Needing repairs every now and then—perhaps once every couple of years—isn’t a big deal on its own. Due to natural wear and tear, it makes sense that you’ll need a component fixed, lubricated, or even replaced.
If you find yourself calling for air conditioner repairs on a regular basis though—such as a few times a year—it’s time to be alarmed. This level of frequency in air conditioner problems is often due to the system finally succumbing to years of wear and tear. The various components in it are starting to fail in groups, causing the frequency and cost of repairs to skyrocket.
Continuing to have repairs done on a system that’s suffering like this is only going to cost you more than it’s worth.
Your System is 15+ Years Old
When well-maintained, the typical air conditioner can last about 10-15 years. Anything beyond this time frame and the cooling system will start suffering from the problems we mentioned above.