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When Is It Time for a New Air Conditioner?

No matter how well you take care of your air conditioner, there will come a time when you have to replace it. With summer approaching, now is the time to evaluate whether or not your system can make it through another hot season. If not, you’re going to want to get it replaced before the days start heating up. Do you know how to determine whether or not your system needs replacing, though? If not, read on to find out.


One of the easiest ways to tell whether or not your air conditioner needs replacing is its age. An air conditioning system is typically built to last between 15 and 20 years. There are plenty of systems that can last longer than that, but most of them tend to die around that time frame. If your air conditioning system reaches that age, you should consult a professional about whether or not you need a new one.


The older a system gets, the more it will wear down. This will cause a slow but steady decline in the efficiency of the system. Eventually, the air conditioner’s efficiency will become so lessened that it will become noticeable. The output will not be as cold, and it will cost more to operate than it once did. When that happens, the system will need to be replaced.


Every system is going to need the occasional repair. However, you really shouldn’t need to repair your air conditioner more than once or twice every couple of years. If you need to repair your system more often than that, it might mean that the parts inside it have started to give out from age and use. At that point, it would be cheaper to replace the system than to repair all the parts individually.

If you think that your air conditioner needs replacing, call SPS Mechanical Inc. We install air conditioners throughout Southeast Pennsylvania.

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