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    4 Signs That You Need to Replace Your Air Conditioner

    Being without air conditioning in Watkinsville is not only uncomfortable, but it can be downright dangerous as the Georgia heat and humidity rises. You can avoid an air conditioning emergency if you recognize the signs that your air conditioner needs to be replaced before it fails completely. Here are some things to look for.


    Lower Efficiency

    An air conditioner unit's efficiency (or lack thereof) often goes unnoticed because the changes can begin almost unnoticeably. But if you're starting to notice that your utility bill is slowly going up without any changes in your AC use, it's likely because your unit isn't efficient enough. A SEER rating lower than 13 will cost you more money on your monthly utility bill. In addition, if your AC is running more often to maintain the same temperature, it's becoming increasingly less efficient.


    Frequent, Expensive Repairs

    Frequent breakdowns requiring repairs, even inexpensive repairs, are a sure sign that your AC unit is on the way out. These small repairs are almost certain to become more frequent and often lead to a major expensive repair.


    Air Conditioner Age

    An air conditioner that's older than 10 years is not only less efficient than newer models, but the likelihood of it lasting more than a couple years longer is very slim. If your unit is 10-15 years old and is in need of major repairs, it's a good idea to get new air conditioner installation in Watkinsville rather than gamble on how much longer it will actually last.


    Climate Discomfort

    If it's difficult to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, it not only indicates that your system isn't running efficiently. It could also mean that the size of the AC unit is inadequate for your home and only a new system will solve the problem. In addition, hot spots in your home can indicate a problem that air conditioning service professionals should check out.