Air conditioners can last a pretty long time with proper care and maintenance. They don’t last forever, though, no matter how well you take care of them. Sooner or later, you are going to need to replace your current air conditioner for a new one.
If you’re not sure whether that time is now, you should take a look at the list below to help you decide. As always, we recommend that you consult with a professional in person in addition to anything you might read here. It’s always best to have a professional examine your air conditioner before you decide to do anything drastic.
Unusually High Monthly Costs
Air conditioners are obviously going to cost more to operate during the summer months, when you’re using the system on a daily basis. If your monthly operating costs start to spike beyond what you think is justified by using the system more often, though, you may have another problem on your hands. The older an air conditioner gets, the more worn out it is going to become.
This causes the system to have to work harder to compensate for the efficiency it loses. While you may not notice the system operating for slightly longer periods of time each time you turn it on, you will likely notice when it starts to drive up your monthly costs. If this is the reason your system is costing more to use on a monthly basis, it is unfortunately probably time to replace it.
Your air conditioner is probably going to break down at least a couple of times throughout its lifespan. That’s not necessarily a big deal. It is a big deal, however, if it’s happening multiple times a year. If the air conditioner is breaking down that often, it means that the wear and tear on the various parts of the system is causing them to break down in groups. This issue will get worse the longer you use the system. Better to talk to a professional about replacing it now, than to continue replacing it one part at a time over the next several years.
The older an air conditioner gets, the more the wear and tear on the system will cause it to accumulate problems. These issues will be minor at first. However, as the list of issues gets longer it will very quickly cost more to operate the system than it is worth. The average amount of time before an air conditioner reaches this point is around 15 years. Once it gets to that age, we highly recommend that you talk to a professional about installing a new system. Better to pay the additional upfront cost now than to pay much more in the long run keeping your old system alive.
Excel Air Corporation offers air conditioner installation services in Escondido, CA. If you need a new air conditioner installed in your home, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional technicians.