Okay, summer has technically already started, but the warmest weather is yet to come. If you’ve started the season with an old worn down air conditioner, and you’re not sure whether or not it can get you through the summer heat, now is a pretty good time to have a new one installed. You don’t want to have your air conditioner break down on you in the middle of the hottest months of the year, do you? Have a look at the following signs that it’s a good idea to install a new air conditioning system.
High Monthly Costs
The older the air conditioner gets, the more efficiency it loses. As the system gets closer to the end of its life, the efficiency loss will force it to operate for longer periods of time in order to reach proper temperatures. You may not notice this longer operating time at first, but it will definitely contribute to higher monthly operating costs. If you notice spike in your monthly air conditioning costs that isn’t accounted for by using the system more often, it might be time for a new one. The only way to “fix” accumulated wear and tear is to replace the system.
High Breakdown Frequency
As the wear and tear on the system increases, the parts inside it will break down more often. If your air conditioner is breaking down multiple times a year, it’s a sign that the system is getting close to the end of its life. You can continue replacing the system one part at a time if you want. That will just waste more money and frustrate you to no end until the system breaks down permanently, though. If your air conditioner is breaking down that often, it’s better to install a new system as soon as you can.
Most of the issues that eventually lead to having to replace an air conditioner are related to old age and wear. The system will gradually start to accumulate a list of chronic issues once it gets older than 15. The older the system gets, the more it’s going to cost to keep it up and running. If your air conditioner is older than 15, we highly recommend that you consult with a technician about replacing it with a new one. The longer you insist on keeping your old air conditioner operating, the more money you’re going to be wasting. You also have a higher chance of the system breaking down entirely in the middle of summer, which you obviously don’t want to have to deal with. Better to replace the system now than to wait for the air conditioner to break down.
Area Heating & Cooling, Inc. provides a full range of air conditioning installation services in Vancouver, WA. If you need a new air conditioner installed in your home, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional technicians. We’ll make sure that you get the perfect air conditioning solution for your needs.