When Do I Need a New Air Conditioner?

by | May 5, 2017 | Air Conditioning

Woman cleaning her air conditioner in La Quinta, CA

Air conditioning is crucial for comfort in your daily life here in La Quinta. A well maintained AC unit, with yearly inspections and monthly filter changes, can last up to 10 or 15 years.

So how do you know if you need repairs for your unit or if you need a replacement?

Age

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 lose 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.

Temperature Inconsistencies

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.

Humidity

When a unit gets older it performs 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 Mendez Air Conditioning and Heating 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. Call us at 760-343-5041 or request service online!

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Mendez Air Conditioning and Heating services Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indio, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Thermal, Thousand Palms, and the surrounding California communities with their heating and cooling needs. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 760-343-5041 or request service online today.

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