After getting the inspection report back and seeing that the house my husband and I were interested in had an air conditioning system that was 12 years old, we were a little scared.
An old air conditioning system may not sound like a big deal, but in the south, it’s a huge deal.
The air conditioner is constantly running in home’s down south. On average, the air conditioner is needed for at least 8 months out of the 12 in this area. The summer heat is excruciating with temperatures passing 100 degrees and humidity levels above 60 percent. The 12 year old air conditioning system meant that it would need to be replaced soon. The inspection report said that the air conditioning system was still functional, so that gave us hope. When we first moved in, my husband and I were hesitant to turn on the air conditioning because we didn’t know what to expect. Even though the air conditioner was able to run, we didn’t know how well it cooled the air or how efficiently it would run. We kept the temperature as low as we could while unpacking and moving everything in. In the back of our minds though, we feared our first utility bill. That bill would be the true statement about how quickly we’d need to replace our air conditioning system. We’re still waiting on our energy bill to come, but we’re both anxiously waiting to see how much money it’s going to cost in order to run our air conditioning system all summer long.