If you notice that your energy bills keep rising on regular basis, it might be time for a new air conditioner. For those who have an air conditioner that is approaching the 20-year mark, the rising bills every month may have something to do with that ageing air conditioner struggling to effectively keep your home cool.
Your Air Conditioner is Having Trouble Keeping Up
Your Air Conditioner is like any other machine. It slips on efficiency over time and eventually, like all faithful machines, need to be replaced. This comes from the normal wear and tear the one would expect but also the increasing worldwide temperature that has steadily gone up over time, making your air conditioner work longer and harder to keep you cool. Many older air conditioners did not have the insulation they have now and also worked when electricity was much cheaper than it's current rate.
Is Your Air Conditioner Running? Better Check It
Like the age-old crank call that has lasted for generations, it's worth paying attention to see how often it runs. Here is something to keep in mind.
1. Is your AC always running on hot days?
2. Do certain rooms feel hot, no matter what the AC is set to?
3. Is your AC the right size?
The last one is especially important. Let's say a three-ton air conditioner would be more appropriate for its original installation, but in these times, a four ton would be more appropriate by running less, keeping things cool and saving money in the long run.
This is a good point to bring up in our next blog on how to choose the right sized AC unit for your home as this is something many people often get confused or don't quite understand. At Elico, we take every opportunity to not only give you the right AC for your home but to make sure it is as efficient as possible and designed to keep your home cool for the least amount of money possible.