What Are the Signs I Need to Replace My Seattle AC Unit?
Air conditioning is crucial for comfort in your Seattle daily life. In Washington, a well maintained AC unit, with yearly inspections and regular filter changes, can last up to 10 or 15 years.
So how do I know if I need repairs for my unit or if I need a replacement?
How old is your air conditioner? The most common reason for a new unit is age. The older your unit gets the less efficient it is and it will continue to loose energy efficiency over time.
Pay attention to how often it needs repairs. Once a year isn’t quite indicative of the need for a new unit yet, but it certainly means you could be getting close to the time to replace it. Getting a new unit can actually save you money in the long run on energy costs and repairs.
Replacing an old unit can also have unseen benefits, including improved air quality and reduced carbon emissions.
How stable does your unit keep the temperatures in your home? This isn’t always directly related to needing a new AC unit, but combine this with the age of your unit and you could be looking for a new one soon.
Temperature inconsistencies also can be the result of leaky ductwork or poor insulation. Contact someone in our office today and we can have one of our service technicians diagnose the problem for you.
When a unit gets older it preforms less and less efficiently. One thing to pay attention to is the humidity level in your home. A unit that is aging won’t dehumidify as well as it should.
The certified technicians at Ballard Natural Gas Service can help diagnose any problems you are having and let you know whether or not the problems you are having mean you need a new HVAC system.
If you are in Seattle or the greater Seattle area request service online and if you are not sure if you are in our service area, check out our service area page for more information on the communities we serve.