Your cooling system should last 15 to 20 years with good care. If your current air conditioner is reaching that age range, you should start planning for a replacement. Additionally, know the signs that you need a new Evanston air conditioning system so you can budget for the replacement in advance.
Rising Energy Costs
Regular annual maintenance will reduce the wear and tear your AC suffers throughout the season, and that will help you keep your energy costs low. If you start to see rising energy usage even though you keep up with your cooling system’s maintenance, the only way to bring those costs back down is to install a new unit. A new air conditioner will be more energy-efficient, offering more savings than you might expect.
Warmer Living Spaces
Even when an air conditioner is using more energy to cool your home, it may still have trouble meeting your cooling needs. That’s because long-term wear and tear damage has weakened the system’s components. It can no longer function efficiently, and it may not have enough power to fully cool your home.
Humidity is a Bigger Problem
Every Evanston air conditioning system doubles as a dehumidifier. It does this by drawing warm air from your home and cooling it before pushing it back out into your living spaces. If you feel clammy or you see condensation building up on your windows, the AC isn’t effectively using the warm air in your home. You should expect to see more humidity issues develop until you can replace your air conditioner.
When you need AC maintenance, repairs, or a new system installed, contact Deljo Heating & Cooling by visiting them online.