The weather is finally starting to warm up, which is both a good and a bad thing depending on how you look at it. If you don’t have an air conditioner you can rely on to keep you cool over the coming summer, it has the potential to be a very bad thing indeed. At ALL AMERICAN PLUMBING, HEATING & AIR, we know that no one wants to be without a quality AIR CONDITIONER during a summer in California. That’s why you should evaluate your current air conditioner now, and make arrangements to have it replaced if it isn’t going to last another season. The following are some of the signs that it’s time to consider installing a new air conditioner in your home.
VERY HIGH MONTHLY COSTS
No, we’re not talking about the expected rise in air conditioning costs that comes with using the system more often. As your air conditioner gets older and more worn down, it will begin to experience an ever-sharpening drop in energy efficiency. As the efficiency of the system falls, it will have to operate for longer periods of time to accomplish the same level of temperature change. This will drive up the cost of using the system from month to month, and it will only get higher as the system gets older. If your air conditioner is losing a significant amount of efficiency because of wear and tear, the best thing you can do for it is to replace it entirely.
FREQUENT REPAIR ISSUES
Needing to repair your air conditioner once every few years is not a big deal. Needing to repair your air conditioner multiple times a year, though, is not something you should ignore. If your air conditioner is breaking down that often, it means that the wear and tear on the system has reached a critical point. Various parts of the system are beginning to break down in groups. These issues will only multiply as time goes on. If your air conditioner is breaking down this often, you should install a new system as quickly as possible. Continuing to spend money on repairing a failing system is only going to waste funds in the long run.
The average air conditioner will last 10-15 years, depending on things like how often maintenance is scheduled, and whether repairs are conducted promptly after a problem arises. Once your air conditioner gets older than 15 years, it will start to develop more and more issues that will negatively impact the system’s efficiency. The older it gets, the more it will cause to keep the system up and running. If your air conditioner is older than 15, we highly recommend that you consult with a professional about replacing it as soon as possible.