An air conditioner is a pretty big investment, so it’s no surprise that people want theirs to last as long as possible. No matter how well you take care of your air conditioner, however, it will eventually reach the end of its life. When that happens, it pays to be able to recognize it as quickly as possible. Let’s take a look at the best times to replace your air conditioner.
Loss of Output
As systems age, they experience a slow decline in efficiency as the parts inside them wear out. This wear and tear eventually gets bad enough that the system has to stay on for much longer periods of time just to achieve an appreciable level of output. This wastes more electricity, which is then reflected in your electric bills. If your air conditioner seems to be struggling to keep your house cool, or it’s more and more expensive to run, you should consider replacing it.
Rise in Repairs
Repairs are to be expected with any system. Sooner or later, something is going to break and require professional attention. In very old systems, however, practically every part is worn out to the point of breaking down. When multiple system parts are starting to break down every month or two, it means that the air conditioner is at the end of its lifespan.
Most air conditioners are built to last between 15 and 20 years. If your system is older than that and it’s experiencing problems like the ones listed above, then you should talk to a professional about replacing it. If it is older than 20 years, but still acting fine, you may be able to squeeze a few more years out of it. Consult with a professional technician to be sure, though.
If you think you need a new air conditioner, call Speedy AC Service. We install air conditioners throughout Port St. Lucie, FL.