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3 Signs of Inefficiency in an Old Air Conditioner

Getting the most out of your air conditioner can be a good thing, but there may come a point when trying to get the most can lead to costing more. It may not be completely evident when your aging air conditioner is costing you more than it should, so our experts at Basnett Plumbing & Heating have put together a list of 3 signs that can indicate inefficiency with your AC, and some tips about whether or not you should consider an air conditioning replacement in Carlisle.

Your monthly energy bill is higher than before.

If you have noticed that your energy bill has risen, and there hasn’t been any real change in your personal usage or a price hike by your power company, the most likely culprit is your air conditioner. Aging air conditioners become inefficient due to natural wear-and-tear and lower-than-normal energy ratings. They also just don’t work as well as they did, particularly if the system is 10+ years old. If you’ve seen a jump in your electric bill, it may be time to sit down with a Basnett Plumbing & Heating specialist and see if your air conditioner is costing you more money that it should be.

You are paying for frequent repairs due to breakdown.

Are you calling for repairs to your air conditioner too frequently? Are some of these repairs quite costly? The simple truth is that at some point, it may be less expensive to purchase a new air conditioner versus paying for continual – and potentially costly – repairs.

No matter what, your home just isn’t comfortable.

Have you tried setting your thermostat up and down, only to find that nothing is making your indoor temperature feel comfortable? The older an air conditioner gets, the harder it can be for it to properly cool your home, even if it is the correct size. Pushing your AC to perform by lowering your thermostat can cause it to overwork, and raising the temperature to help your system catch up may contribute to your discomfort – something no one wants on a hot summer day.

Get the Right Size with More Efficiency

If you think it may be time to purchase a replacement for your air conditioner, speak with a Basnett Plumbing & Heating expert first. There are a number of factors to consider before purchasing any air conditioning system to ensure that the replacement will cool your property as needed, and at a level of energy efficiency that you want.

For almost 30 years, Basnett Plumbing & Heating has done air conditioning replacement in Carlisle. Let us help you be comfortable this summer, no matter what the temperature. 

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