Shelling out some hard-earned money to replace the air conditioner unit is never anyone’s dream. Many homeowners will try to make the air conditioner last until its last breath since buying a new unit indicates a small investment. Recognizing the signs that resuscitating the air conditioner is a wasted effort can help you save money in the long run instead of continuing to flood money into an air conditioner that is going to die anyway. The most recognizable signs that your air conditioner needs to retire and a new one is the wiser choice is something we at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning would like to discuss today.
Replace Old Air Conditioner
Generally, 15 years is the average lifespan for a high-quality air conditioner that is well-maintained. You should keep an eye out for other warning signs of its impending failure, after your air conditioner is over 10 years old. If it needs major repairs or other attention, a replacement might be the better investment, you do not want to pour money into anything besides basic maintenance services if the air conditioner is over 10 years old. The evolution in just a decade of air conditioner units and the advancement in cooling capabilities and efficiency among other beneficial features should also be considered.
When Frequent & Costly AC Repairs are Needed
Has your AC breaking down become a common occurrence? Even if they are not necessarily expensive repairs, this is not only adding up to the overall cost to keep it running but is suggesting the unit is failing and will eventually not be repairable if the air conditioner is frequently experiencing problems requiring professional repairs every month or so, even if they are not necessarily expensive repairs. Consider replacing your unit for more financial sense and to spare you headache of dealing with a unit on its last leg if in a season you have needed 3 more repairs. An indication that the unit will not last more than a year or two at best are expensive repairs. Replacing the unit is your better option if the air conditioner is requiring major and costly repairs, and especially if there are other warning signs present.
Air Conditioner Unit has Lost Efficiency
Operating costs are much higher with air conditioners with a low SEER (seasonal energy efficiency rating). You are spending more on energy costs and can see a return with a year or 2 by investing in a more efficient air conditioner with new manufactured units are regulated to have nothing below a 13 SEER so if your unit is lower than a 13.
When Air Conditioning System Runs on R22 Freon Refrigerant
To conserve energy, freon is being phased out. It is difficult to acquire and expensive to recharge units that require it since eventually, the R22 will not be available at all and as it is now. Replacing the unit now is definitely worth the cost should your unit is experiencing a refrigerant leak and the unit requires R22.
Uncomfortable & Inconsistent Indoor Temperatures
Your air conditioner unit is likely the wrong size in the event you are having a hard time keeping your home cool on a daily basis. There is a mathematic equation that will dictate the correct size because units are not a one size fits all. A properly sized air conditioner that is not maintaining cool temperature is typically due to age and will need replacing as well.
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We at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning can get your air conditioner replaced, properly sized and installed for you with many energy and performance efficient air conditioners to choose from. Call us today to get started!