Air conditioners can last quite a while, provided that they are taken care of. However, they can’t last forever. Eventually, no matter how well you treat it, your air conditioner will degrade to the point that it needs to be replaced. It’s important that you be able to recognize that your air conditioner is near the end of its service life, so that you can replace it before it has the chance to die on you. Read on for some of the signs that you need a new air conditioner in your home.
The older an air conditioner is, the more wear and tear it’s going to accumulate. As the system nears the end of its life, certain parts of it are going to get so worn out that they start failing in close proximity to each other. You shouldn’t need to repair your air conditioner more than once every few years. If you have to keep repairing your air conditioning system every few months, then you need to replace it entirely.
Along with various parts of the system failing, the efficiency of the remaining parts of the system will drop as well. This will force your air conditioner to stay on for longer and longer periods of time, which will result in an increase in your monthly bills. If your air conditioning bills are going up from month to month, and you aren’t actually using your system more, talk to a professional about replacing it.
Air conditioners can last about 20 years, under ideal circumstances, before developing problems like those listed above. If your air conditioner is older than two decades, you may want to talk to a professional about having it replaced.
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