No matter how well you take care of your air conditioner, there will come a day when you have to replace it. The important thing is to ensure that your air conditioner lives as long as possible (by taking good care of it) and replacing it promptly when it nears the end of its life. You don’t want to wait until the system breaks down permanently, lest you be left without a working AC on a hot day. So, it’s important to recognize the signs that your air conditioner is reaching the end of its life. The following are 3 of the most common signs that your air conditioner needs to be replaced.
Air conditioners are manufactured to last between 10 and 15 years. There are some outliers that last beyond that time frame, but in most cases air conditioning systems will die around then. If your air conditioning system reaches that age, even if it hasn’t started manifesting symptoms yet, you should talk to a professional about replacing it.
Rise in Operating Costs
Wear and tear from years of normal use will eventually start forcing the system to stay on for longer and longer periods of time to accomplish the same output. This will lead to higher operating costs, which is one of the primary signs that your system is ready to be replaced. If it is costing more and more to run your air conditioner, ask a professional about replacing it with a new one.
A typical system shouldn’t need repairs more than one or two times a year—if that. In older systems, though, parts that are worn out tend to fail in rapid succession. If you have to have your air conditioner repaired every few months, it’s a good sign that it needs to be replaced.
If you need to replace your air conditioner, call SPS Mechanical, Inc. We provide air conditioner installation services throughout West Deptford, NJ.