Before too long, you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner on a daily basis to keep yourself cool and comfortable. That makes now the perfect time to figure out whether you need a new air conditioner entirely, or whether you can get by with your current one for another year. If you try and make it through the summer with a system that isn’t up to it, you may have to replace it midway through the season. Trust us when we say that you don’t want to deal with that hassle if you can avoid it. Follow the list below to help you determine whether or not your air conditioner should be replaced before summer starts.
Does Your Air Conditioner Cost More to Operate Each Month Than it Should?
Air conditioners lose efficiency as they age, which should come as no surprise. The more wear and tear builds up on the system, the less able it will be to cool the home. Towards the end of an air conditioner’s life, it will often start to operate for longer cycles before reaching the target temperature. This will drive up the cost of using the system every month, even if it seems to you like you’re using it the same amount. This is a common sign that it’s time to install a new air conditioning system.
Does the System Break Down Frequently?
Breaking down once every few years is no big deal for an air conditioner. Problems occasionally arise even in the best of circumstances. You should take notice if your system is breaking down multiple times a year, though. Air conditioners that find themselves in need of repairs that often are likely coming to the end of their life. The wear and tear on the system has begun to cause groups of parts to fail at once. This will only get worse the more you use the air conditioner. If your system reaches this point, you have one of two choices: you can either keep repairing the system (which is really just replacing it one part at a time) or you can replace the entire system now and save yourself a lot of money in the long run. We recommend the latter.
Is the Air Conditioner Older Than 15?
If your system is older than 15, it’s a good bet that it’s time to replace it. Air conditioners tend to last around 15 years before developing a range of problems that severely inhibit their efficiency. The older an air conditioner gets, the more prone to expensive issues it will become. If you insist on keeping your air conditioner running past the age of 15, then you are spending a lot of money for little benefit. Consult with a professional about whether or not you should replace your air conditioner before summer arrives. We think you’ll be much better off installing a new system than waiting for the old one to die completely.
SPS Mechanical Inc. offers full central air conditioning services in Deptford Township, NJ. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our HVAC technicians.