Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner

Air-Conditioner-TechSummer is usually the time of year when people crank their air conditioners to the fullest, having already had them tuned-up by a professional the previous season. For some, though, no amount of maintenance will be enough to keep the system in good shape. For those times, we recommend replacing your air conditioner with an entirely new system. If you’re not certain whether or not you need a new air conditioner installed in your home this season, have a look at the symptoms below that might help you decide.

Is Your Air Conditioner Costing a Lot to Use Each Month?

If your air conditioner appears to be using much more electricity from month to month than it normally does, it might be because the system is getting close to the end of its life. As the air conditioner gets older and wears down, the various parts inside it will begin to lose efficiency. The air conditioner will have to operate for longer periods of time in order to achieve the same temperature changes, which will contribute to higher monthly bills. Unfortunately, the only way to resolve this particular problem is to replace the system with a new one.

Is Your Air Conditioner Breaking Down Frequently?

There are a lot of reasons why an air conditioner might break down, even if it’s relatively young. Things happen, from factory defects to random malfunctions and even animal-related activity. However, you should start to become concerned if your air conditioner begins to break down multiple times a year. Breaking down that frequently is a sign that the system is nearing the end of its effective lifespan. The parts inside the system are beginning to succumb in groups to age and wear, causing the air conditioner to break down more frequently. If your system is doing this, you should install a new one. It’s better to invest in a new system now than to replace it one part at a time over the next several years.

Is Your Air Conditioner Older Than 15 Years?

A lot of the problems that end up destroying air conditioners are often the result of old age. The average air conditioner lasts around 15 years, give or take a few depending on things like individual circumstances and how often the system is tuned-up. Once the system gets older than 15, it will often begin to accumulate a range of chronic issues that will impact its cost efficiency. The older and more broken-down the air conditioner becomes, the more expensive it will be to keep it up and running. If your air conditioner is older than 15, you should very likely consult with a professional to see if it’s time for a new system. You’ll have a bigger investment up-front than just tuning up the system for summer, of course, but you will save quite a bit more money in the long run.

Comfort Central, Inc. offers comprehensive air conditioning installation services throughout Brevard, NC. If you need a new air conditioner installed in your home, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals.

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