No matter how well you take care of your air conditioner, you will eventually have to replace it. With summer fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about whether or not your air conditioner is going to make it another season. After all, you don’t want to spend several days without air conditioning in the middle of one of the hottest days of the year while you look for a new system. With that in mind, have a look at these signs that it’s time for a new air conditioner.
As a system gets older, the various parts inside it will begin to wear out from age and normal use. Sooner or later, the wear and tear will cause the system to break down completely. Before that happens, however, it will experience a slow decline in efficiency. As it ages, your air conditioner will have to work for longer and longer periods of time in order to keep up with demand. This will cause your electric bills to rise, which is an early indication that it’s time to replace your air conditioning system.
Rising Repair Costs
Every once in a while, even a brand new system is going to need the odd repair here and there. In older systems, however, the accumulated wear and tear of years of use will often cause groups of parts to fail in rapid succession. Each part wears down at a slightly different rate, of course. If it seems like a new part breaks in your air conditioning system every few months, though, it is a pretty good sign that the system is in need of replacement.