No one is ever ecstatic over shelling out some hard-earned money to replace an air conditioner unit. Since a replacement can indicate a small investment, many homeowners will try to make the air conditioner last until its last breath. Instead of continuing to flood money into an air conditioner that is going to die anyway, recognizing the signs that resuscitating the air conditioner is a wasted effort can help you save money in the long run. We at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning would like to discuss below the recognizable signs that air conditioner is need of replacing.
Surging in Expensive AC Repairs
Excessive and expensive repairs are an indication that the unit will not last more than a year or two at best. Especially if there are other warning signs present and if the A/C requiring major and costly repairs, replacing the unit is your better option.
Air Conditioners that Require R22 Refrigerant
Freon is being phased out to conserve energy, among other reasons. Since eventually the R22 will not be available at all and as it is now, it is difficult to acquire and expensive to recharge units that require it. In the event your unit is experiencing a refrigerant leak and the unit requires R22, replacing the unit now is definitely worth the cost.
Should I Replace My 10 or 20 Year Old Air Conditioner?
About 15 years is the standard life expectancy for air conditioner made of high-quality and that are well-maintained. Once your air conditioner is over 10 years old, keep an eye out for other warning signs of its impending failure. If it needs major repairs or other attention you do not want to pour money into anything besides basic maintenance services, a replacement might be the better investment in the event the air conditioner is over 10 years old. Modern air conditioners have come a long way in the advancement in cooling capabilities and efficiency among other beneficial features.
Why Does My AC Break Down Every Year or More?
The air conditioner is frequently experiencing problems requiring professional repairs every month or so since 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 they are not necessarily expensive repairs. In the event in within a season you have needed 3 more repairs, consider replacing your unit for more financial sense and to spare you headache of dealing with a unit on its last leg.
Air Conditioner is Not Efficient
Air conditioner units with a low SEER (seasonal energy efficiency rating), an increase in operating costs is inevitable. By investing in a more efficient air conditioner with newly manufactured units are regulated to have nothing below a 13 SEER so if your unit is lower than a 13 you are spending more on energy costs and can see a return with a year or 2.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
Another sign replacement is needed is when it is difficult to manage your indoor comfort and consistent temperatures. Should you have a hard time keeping your home cool on a daily basis, your air conditioner unit is likely the wrong size. Since it is not a one size fits all, there is a mathematic equation that will dictate the correct size. A properly sized air conditioner that is not maintaining cool temperature as well, due to age and will need replacing, generally.
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