If you’ve had your air conditioning system for more than 10 years, it may be time to replace it with a new one. Older AC units can end up costing you a fortune in utility bills or frequent repairs. If you find that your AC unit is unusually noisy or that your energy bill has suddenly skyrocketed, it could be your AC system that is to blame. We can help. Service Now Home Services offers professional AC replacement services in the greater Fox Valley, Illinois area including Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, Aurora, Winfield, Wheaton, West Chicago and more. Please feel free to contact us if you’re not sure if we serve your area! A technician can take your call and let you know how we can help you as well as give you a free estimate.
As trained and experienced Air Condition technicians, we offer the best service and quality of work in our local area. When we install a new and updated Air Conditioning System at your home or business, you’ll end up saving money and providing a healthier home or workplace environment. An old or malfunctioning AC unit can exacerbate allergies and produce poor indoor air quality for residents. Breathe easy again by hiring Service Now Home Services to install a brand new air conditioning unit that gives you cooler and cleaner air.
We’ll get you through those allergy-heavy spring days and those hot summer days with our AC replacement and installation services. The following are 5 signs that you should consider replacing your AC unit with a newer one:
1. Your AC Unit is More Than 10 Years Old
A well-maintained air conditioning unit can last up to 15 years. However, if you find yourself regularly spending money on repairs and need to call a maintenance technician several times throughout the year, it may make more sense to just replace it. Something else to consider is that advances in technology for HVAC systems make them much more efficient. In the past decade alone we’ve seen incredible progress in the efficiency of HVAC systems. When you have a more efficient system, you save money on energy costs.
2. Your Air Conditioning System Seems Inefficient
Check your AC system’s SEER rating. Your SEER rating is the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio of your AC system. Look for a sheet taped to the front of the air handler (indoor unit), where the previous HVAC contractor that installed the system has listed the performance data. This ratio is the total cooling output provided by the unit during its normal annual usage period divided by its total energy input (in watt-hours) during the same period. SEER ratings for air conditioning systems made today range from 13 SEER to 24 SEER, with the highest numbers being more efficient units that offer the best energy savings year after year. If the SEER rating of your particular unit is really low (below 13), then an updated system built in a more recent year would benefit you AND save you money in energy costs.
3. You’re Making Constant Out-of-Pocket Expenses for Repairs
Any time you’re faced with the decision to repair or replace an AC unit, you need to consider the total cost of the repair job versus what it would cost to simply replace it. If the cost of the repair is almost as much as purchasing a new unit, we will always suggest going with the latter. That way, you’re not only getting a more efficient system in general because it’s newer, you’re also looking out for the future. An AC unit that needs repairs today is more likely to need repairs again in the future than a newer one.
4. Your AC System Frequently Breaks Down
Does it seem like your air conditioner is constantly breaking down? Are you constantly calling your local repairman to come diagnose the problem? These repair and diagnostics will really add up over time, and it doesn’t make any financial sense to continue investing in an older AC unit. Save yourself the time and the headache by buying a new AC unit and hiring Service Now Home Services to install it.
5. Your Home Feels Uncomfortable
If your home doesn’t feel cool or you have to run the AC unit at all times to keep it cool, it’s a sign of an aging air conditioning system. It could even be an incorrectly sized system not meant to cool a home or business of a particular size. Either way, your AC system is supposed to be doing its job! If it’s not keeping your home or business cool, it’s not working. Service Now Home Services can install an AC System that will.
If you find yourself experiencing any of the above signs and symptoms of a faulty or aging AC System, call us today. We can help you diagnose, repair and replace all types of air conditioning units and systems in the greater Fox Valley, Illinois area including Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, Aurora, Winfield, Wheaton, West Chicago and more!