Air conditioners can last quite a while, provided that you take proper care of them. No matter how well maintained your air conditioner is, though, there will come a point when it simply cannot function any more. It’s important that you be able to identify when your air conditioner is nearing the end of its service life, so that you can replace it before it dies on you completely. Let’s take a look at some of those signs now.
An old air conditioner is a worn-out air conditioner. The older an air conditioner gets, the more worn out it will become. This causes it to lose efficiency over time, forcing it to stay on for longer and longer in order to achieve the same changes in temperature. As the efficiency of the system degrades, the cost of operating it will go up. If your air conditioner is costing more and more to operate, with no apparent cause behind the spike, it may mean that you need a new system installed.
As the air conditioner nears the end of its life, the buildup of wear and tear on it will eventually go beyond efficiency drops and start causing parts to break down in groups. This will cause a huge spike in the need for repairs for the air conditioner. If you need to repair your air conditioner multiple times a year, it’s time to replace it entirely.
Air conditioners are only meant to last around 20 or 25 years, after which they become increasingly difficult to maintain. You can keep an air conditioner running quite a bit longer than that, if you have the money and the will to do it. However, it’s far cheaper in the long run to just have a new system installed.
Speedy Air Conditioning Service offers air conditioner installation services throughout Port St. Lucie, FL.