If you’re wondering whether to call for service, look for these signs that air conditioner installation is needed:
- An increase in your energy bill
- AC unit freezing up
- Poor or inconsistent cooling
- Frequent breakdowns
An old AC unit can be the culprit if you’re noticing higher energy bills. Units over 10 years old simply aren’t as energy efficient as newer models. Over time, a new air conditioner might even pay for itself in energy savings.
Ice accumulating on your outdoor unit is a clear sign there’s a problem with your air conditioner. If you’re having to turn your unit off to thaw it constantly, it’s time for a new system. The same goes for if you see any leaks from outdoor hoses or the unit itself.
Maybe your home just don’t feel as cool as it should. If you feel warm air blowing from your vents, a replacement may be in order. A unit that needs frequent repairs is another reason to have a new air conditioner installed. Or, you might decide to change from a heat pump-powered system to a ductless mini-split AC.