Spring quickly moves into summer here in South Louisiana. If it hasn’t started already, your air conditioner is about to be put through the gauntlet by the heat and humidity that the Lake Charles area is known for. If you have an older air conditioner, there might be a point this summer where you realize that you need to replace it. In this article, we’ll review the signs that an older AC unit needs to be replaced, as well as the benefits of upgrading to a new system.
Ace Air offers free in-home estimates on new Carrier and Trane air conditioners here in Lake Charles, Louisiana. If you’re ready to make the switch to a new air conditioner this summer, we’re the team to call, and we’re ready to help!
Why should you upgrade to a new air conditioner this summer?
Your AC is getting old
Every cooling and heating system has a maximum lifespan. Typically, an air conditioner lasts around 10 years. As your AC unit ages, it doesn’t work as efficiently as it once did. AC repairs can increase in cost as your unit gets older and new technologies can make your AC obsolete—especially on the energy-efficiency front. While buying a new air conditioner is an initial investment for any homeowner, the energy savings and much lower annual repair costs could be worth it.
Your energy bills are increasing
As a combination of both age and obsolescence, an aging air conditioner is more likely to experience higher energy bills as the years go by. This is because the system is using more energy to cool your home than before. If you’ve been watching your energy bills skyrocket, it’s a good idea to consult with one of our technicians and have them address your air conditioner’s needs.
A new Carrier or Trane air conditioner can help lower your energy costs. In fact, Energy Star-rated systems can reduce your overall summer electricity bills by as much as 20 percent—all while making your home more comfortable.
Your home doesn’t feel cool and comfortable
Your air conditioner not only sends cool air into your home, it also dehumidifies your home to make it less muggy. If your home feels much more humid than it typically does when the air conditioner is running, this could be an indication that the system is no longer able to keep up with the cooling needs of your home.
Some rooms feel too cold, others feel too hot
When your home isn’t cooling satisfactorily in some rooms, it could mean that the AC has lost its ability to cool efficiently. Many new Carrier and Trane models come with variable-speed settings, which mean that they can adjust how much they run in order to keep your home at the perfect temperature without major hot or cold swings. This, in turn, means better comfort throughout your home and lower overall energy bills.
Your AC constantly needs service and repairs
If you’re consistently and constantly experiencing repair issues with your air conditioner, that might be a sign that you need to upgrade to a new system. As AC units age, they tend to become more likely to break down as a result of the cumulative wear-and-tear inflicted on them by more than a decade of Louisiana summers. These repair costs can quickly add up for homeowners here in Lake Charles.
Get a free in-home estimate from our team
At Ace Air, we offer free in-home estimates on new Trane and Carrier air conditioners. To get a free in-home estimate, contact us today. Also, be sure to ask us about our HVAC financing, available with approved credit.