An air conditioner that has been well maintained and properly installed should run efficiently for many years, but eventually like any piece of mechanical equipment, it will need to be replaced. Luckily, there are a few telltale signs to watch out for that will let you know it’s time to get a new air conditioner.
Your System is Dated
You should be mindful of how old your cooling system is because unless there are noticeable problems, the age of your unit will determine when it’s time to get a new air conditioner. Most systems are designed to run for 10 years or more as long as they are properly cared for. Even if your system performs beyond that, it will lose efficiency with age, which can increase your monthly bills. It’s also important to note that technological advancements have been made in the HVAC industry over the past decade, which means that a new air conditioner will be far more efficient after installation.
Not Cooling Like It Used To
If you find that your cooling system is running for longer periods and cooling your home less adequately with every passing year, it’s likely time for a new air conditioner. Whether it’s just a lack of airflow, a lack of cool air, or a combination of the two, if your system isn’t cooling your home like it used to, it’s likely starting to break down as a result of wear and tear. An HVAC technician can inspect your system and let you know whether the problem is worth repairing or if it’s more cost-effective to get a new air conditioner.
Increased Utility Bills
It’s normal to see a slight increase in your monthly bills as the price per kilowatt-hour increases, but anything beyond that could be an indication that it’s time to get a new air conditioner. Increased utility bills that are linked to your HVAC system mean that your system is running harder and longer to keep your home cool. This inefficiency can be caused by a number of problems, but if your system is getting on in years, it likely just means that it’s wearing down and needs to be replaced.
Think it might be time for a new air conditioner?
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