You can get a lot of years of great service out of your air conditioner, if you take good care of it. That doesn’t mean you can rely on it indefinitely, though. Sooner or later, time and wear come for us all. If your air conditioner is on its last legs, it’s a good idea to be able to spot the warning signs before it fails completely. You don’t want to try and get an air conditioner replaced during peak demand season, while also having to suffer the interim in the heat without a functioning air conditioner. For those reasons, we recommend that you take a look down at the signs that you might need a new AC system.
It Is Costing More to Operate Monthly
We’re not talking about the natural increase in monthly operating costs that happen during the summer. If your air conditioner slowly starts to seem like it’s costing more to use than it should, it might mean that your system is nearing the end of its lifespan. Older air conditioners have more wear and tear on them, which translates to more lost efficiency. The harder your air conditioner has to work to compensate for lost efficiency, the more it is going to cost you in monthly bills. If this turns out to be the cause of your own higher monthly bills, the best thing to do is to have the AC replaced.
More Frequent Repairs
It’s not a red flag if your air conditioner needs to be repaired every few years. Things happen, after all. If you need to repair your air conditioner multiple times a year, though, you might have a bigger problem on your hands. Breaking down that frequently is a sign that your air conditioner is reaching the end of its life. The wear and tear on the various parts of the system is causing them to fail in groups. You can replace the system one part at a time over the next couple of years, but that will end up costing you a lot more than just replacing the entire system now.
Old age is often the source of whatever problem ends up felling your air conditioner for good. The older the air conditioner gets, the more chronic issues it’s going to collect that negatively affect its operating condition. The average age an air conditioner can reach before doing this is around 10 to 15 years. If your air conditioner is older than 15 years, we highly recommend that you consult with a professional about replacing your system as soon as possible. You’re only wasting money keeping the old system around at this point. You’ll save a lot of time and frustration by replacing it now, instead of later.
If you need a new air conditioner installed in your home, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional HVAC technicians. We can find the perfect new solution for your air conditioning needs.