Spring is on its way in Indiana and while you probably haven’t needed to turn on your air conditioner yet, those sweltering temperatures will be here before you know it. The mild temperatures we experience in the spring provide a great opportunity to prepare for the heat by having your cooling system checked out by a professional from Reve Porter Heating and Air Conditioning. We’ll be able to assess your AC unit and decide whether or not it can make it through another hot Indiana summer. If your system has any of these warning signs, now might be the time for a complete AC replacement.
Your Energy Bills Have Spiked
Modern AC units use 30-50 percent less energy than units manufactured more than ten years ago. So if your unit is older than ten years, it’s likely running inefficiently and causing higher energy bills. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, replacing an air conditioner that’s more than ten years old can reduce your energy costs by 20 to 40 percent.
Your Home Is Still Hot
Obviously, the point of your air conditioner is to keep your home cool and comfortable so if your home is still hot when your AC is running, it might be time for some maintenance. However, if you have maintained your system properly and a tune-up does not solve the problem, it could be time to replace. Our professionals will be able to assess if you need a new system that will be able to keep up with your cooling needs.
You Need Frequent Repairs
While it’s true that you should get your system serviced annually, it’s not a good sign if you are calling for repairs several times each year. The cost of repairs can add up, so compare the cost of repairing the unit with the cost of a replacement, factoring in the energy savings you’ll probably enjoy. You may find that a brand new air conditioner actually puts you ahead.
If you think your air conditioner won’t make it through another summer, don’t wait until the hottest day of the year to look into a replacement. Contact Reve Porter today at (317) 535-1111 to learn more about our professional installation services.