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March 28, 2019

It’s that time of year when temperatures are beginning to rise quickly. You may even find yourself turning on that air conditioner for the first time since last year to keep your home on Long Island cool. It’s been a while since you last ran your air conditioning system; do you know that it’s going to last another summer?

It’s not always obvious when it’s time for a new air conditioner, especially because many home performance issues like under-insulation feel a lot like air conditioning issues. Here is what you need to know about your air conditioner — and how you can find out whether it’s time for a new unit.

Signs That It’s Time for a New AC Unit

Even if your air conditioner is still running, upgrading to a new, more energy efficient model could help you save more money in the long run thanks to reduced maintenance costs. Some signs of a failing AC unit to watch out for include:

  • Your air conditioner needs frequent repairs

  • Your energy bills are high when it’s hot out

  • Your AC has severe damage (like a broken blower motor)

  • Your unit is over 10 years old

Maintenance Can Help You Assess Your Air Conditioner

Whatever the signs are with your air conditioner, it’s a good idea to schedule annual maintenance for your AC unit early on in the spring. Spring maintenance is the perfect time for your HVAC technician to determine whether replacing your air conditioner is necessary. Plus, if your air conditioner is in good condition, maintenance allows your technician to make optimizations which will help your unit run more efficiently all spring and summer.

Home Comfort Issues? Start with an Energy Audit

Many homeowners experience indoor comfort issues like a hot second floor or high utility bills and are quick to blame the air conditioner — only for the real issue to be something else like air leaks or an under-insulated attic. If you’re looking to improve your home comfort and think it may be time to replace your air conditioner, we recommend starting with an energy audit.

An energy audit by Green Team LI includes comprehensive diagnostic testing to help you pinpoint the real cause of your home comfort issues, so you don’t end up making home upgrades that are unnecessary. Once we have a better understanding of what your home needs for greater comfort and energy efficiency, our team can help you complete any recommended upgrades — whether that’s air conditioner replacement, new insulation, or air sealing.

Experiencing home comfort issues as the weather heats up? You might not need a new air conditioner. Call (631) 676-4717 or contact us to schedule an energy audit!

Find Out What Actual Green Team LI Customers Have to Say About Us:

  • I signed up for an audit at the Smithtown Day festival. They came and did the audit and were very nice. They insulated my attic and changed all my light bulbs. I can't wait to see my savings this winter.

    Tina, St. James
  • I must admit that when I completed the LIPA energy audit and found out that an outside company will be doing the audit, I was skeptical. But, as an energy conscious consumer I kept an open mind. My doubts dissapeared from the first contact with your company.

    Zev, East Northport
  • This company is efficient and professional. Working with everyone involved was a pleasure.

    Rose-Marie, Huntington NY
  • The workmen were very neat and precise. I was very satisfied. My heating bill is lower by 25%.

    Shirlee, East Northport NY