It may seem like the reason air conditioners make things feel so comfortable is simply because of the cool air; this isn’t entirely true. Air conditioners certainly lower the temperature, but they also do something equally important: they reduce the humidity, making the air dryer and thus, more comfortable. But as your air conditioner ages, it breaks down, and it becomes harder and harder for your system to dehumidify your home as needed. When this happens, your indoor comfort will be compromised. The question is now, what to do about it?
Repair, Add an Upgrade or Replace?
Replacing your air conditioning system is a big decision, and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Let’s take a look at the other options first:
If there is a specific mechanical reason why your AC isn’t dehumidifying as it should, repair could be an option. However, before making that commitment, you’ll want to review a couple of items: the age of your system and how many repairs it has needed in the last 12 months. If your system has reached its maturity, you may be spending money on a system that is likely to need more work. Additionally, if you’ve had to have multiple repairs done to your AC, your money may be better spent on a reliable, efficient system.
Add a Dehumidifier
Whole home dehumidifiers can be great at removing excess humidity from your indoors as well as lightening the load for your air conditioner. However, similar ideas apply here as with repair, mainly: is it worth adding a whole house upgrade to an aging AC? This is something to discuss with your air conditioning expert.
Replacing your aging air conditioner offers you the opportunity to gain better performance, better energy efficiency and better comfort. If repair or adding an upgrade don’t seem to fit the bill, it’s probably time to consider replacement.
The AC experts at Climate Masters can help with all of your air conditioning replacement needs in St. Johns, FL. Call us today and schedule an appointment!