Is Your AC Unit up to Modern Efficiency Standards?
Your AC unit may not be performing as well as you believe. By 2023, all new AC units sold in the country will meet new energy efficiency standards set by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America. If your AC is older than a few years, it may not meet these standards, leading to higher energy consumption and costs. Here are some signs that indicate it’s time to upgrade your AC unit.
1. Rising Energy Bills
If your energy bills have been steadily increasing despite consistent usage of your AC, it’s a sign that your AC is using more energy than necessary.
2. Frequent Repairs
An AC unit that’s properly maintained can last for 10-15 years before replacement. If yours needs repairs more frequently, it’s time for an upgrade.
3. Poor Air Quality
If your AC isn’t cooling your home effectively or the air quality has diminished, it’s a sign that you need a new AC unit with better energy efficiency and air quality features.
4. Strange Noises
Unusual or loud noises from your AC unit indicate a malfunction and the need for air conditioning service.
5. Short Cycles
If your AC is cycling on and off more frequently, it’s overworking itself and wasting energy. Contact air conditioning service to address the issue.
Excessive water around your AC unit could be a sign of a clogged drain line or refrigerant leak.
7. Hot Spots
Inequal temperatures in different rooms of your home indicate airflow problems, which could be caused by ductwork issues or problems with the AC unit.
8. Thermostat Issues
Difficulty controlling the temperature in your home could be a problem with your thermostat, which can be diagnosed and fixed by air conditioning service.
Even if your AC unit doesn’t have any of the above issues, it’s time to consider an upgrade if it’s over 10 years old. As AC units age, they become less energy-efficient and more prone to breakdowns.
Call TruFlo Air LLC to learn more about our services and upgrade your AC unit to improve efficiency and reduce costs.