Spring is officially upon us and you know that that means – summer is just around the corner and so are heat and humidity.

How well did your central air system perform last summer? If you answer “great!”, we’re pleased to hear it. But if your system struggled to keep your home comfortable, did little to reduce indoor humidity, and even less to keep cooling costs in check, perhaps it’s time to think about a new energy-saving system expertly installed by Zach Heating & Cooling.

If you’ve wondered whether it’s time to invest in a new central air system, here are 6 signs to look out for:

  1. Age of System: Central AC systems typically last between 10 to 15 years with proper maintenance. If your system is nearing or surpassing this age range, it may be time to start considering a replacement. Even if it’s still functioning, older units are likely less energy-efficient and more prone to breakdowns.
  2. Frequent Repairs: Are you constantly calling for repairs on your AC unit? While minor fixes are normal, frequent breakdowns and the need for major repairs could indicate that your system is on its last legs. Continuing to pour money into repairs may end up costing more in the long run than investing in a new, reliable system.
  3. Decreased Efficiency: Have you noticed that your energy bills are steadily increasing despite regular usage patterns? As air conditioning systems age, they become less efficient at cooling your home, leading to higher energy consumption and costs. Upgrading to a newer, energy-efficient model can lead to significant savings on your utility bills.
  4. Inconsistent Cooling: Is your home feeling warmer or cooler in certain areas despite setting the thermostat to a consistent temperature? Uneven cooling throughout your home could be a sign of an aging or improperly sized AC system. A new system can provide more even and consistent cooling, enhancing comfort levels throughout your home.
  5. Loud or Strange Noises: Unusual sounds coming from your central air system, such as grinding, banging, or squealing, are often indicators of underlying issues. These noises could signal problems with the compressor, fan motor, or other components, which may require costly repairs. Investing in a new system can provide quieter and more reliable operation.
  6. Excessive Humidity: Is your home feeling excessively humid despite running your AC unit? Older systems may struggle to effectively remove humidity from the air, leading to a damp and uncomfortable indoor environment. Upgrading to a newer system with enhanced humidity control features can improve indoor air quality and comfort.

Knowing when it’s time to replace your central air conditioning system is essential for maintaining comfort, efficiency, and indoor air quality in your home. Stop wondering whether your AC system can last another summer and contact Zach Heating & Cooling instead for an inspection and tune-up and, if needed, new system proposal.