Summer is starting to wind down in Thornton, Colorado, and maybe you're seeing signs that it might be time to upgrade your AC. Maybe you just bought a new home, and you are left with a relic of an air conditioner. Or you have had the same AC for over 20 years or maybe you don't have an AC, and after the summer we had, you think it's time you got one.

Signs It's Time To Upgrade Your AC

Your air conditioner is greater than 10 years old – A central air conditioning system will typically last between 15 and 20 years if it is routinely and properly maintained. But over time, your HVAC system will start to utilize more energy and have a less cooling effect. Today’s cooling systems are much more energy-efficient. If your system is on its last leg, then an upgrade to a more energy-efficient system may be the ideal solution for you. Increased utility bills – An aging air conditioning system will begin to break down over time, resulting in costly maintenance and repair bills and increased energy costs. With that said, your utility bills are sure to increase. High repair and energy costs can amount to a great deal of money over time, which is why replacing your cooling system may be your best option. A poor SEER Rating – Today, energy-efficient cooling systems have a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) in excess of 16. If your older system has a rating much less than 16 it may be time to consider upgrading your system to save you both energy and money. The temperatures in your living space fluctuate consistently – If your cooling system is unable to deliver consistent, comfortable temperatures, it may be an indicator that it is unable to produce enough cool air to evenly distribute throughout your living space. When this happens, it could be as simple as leaks in your air duct system, but may also be the result of aging, struggling HVAC system in need of upgrading or replacement. Trust Cozy Comfort for all your heating and cooling needs. Call us today at (303) 357-9807! or click here to schedule an appointment.