Deciding Whether You Need a New Air Conditioner

Most air conditioners today are manufactured to last 10-20 years, as long as they are professionally installed and well-maintained throughout their lifespan. However, every air conditioner has it limit, and at some point yours will wear down to the point that you have to replace it.

How do you know when you’ve reached this point though? Are there certain signs that it’s time to have your system replaced before the current one breaks down altogether? The good news is that yes, there is. You shouldn’t have to worry about having your AC system break down on you suddenly right in the middle of summer.

Know Your Air Conditioner’s Age

As mentioned above, a well taken care of air conditioner has the potential to last up to 20 years. Once it’s gotten older than that however, it’s going to start working less efficiently, and as a result will cost you more month-to-month than a newer system would, even if it seems to be working just fine.

Pay Attention to Efficiency

The older your air conditioner gets, the more it naturally wears down. As a result, it begins to work less efficiently and will have to run longer to compensate. Soon enough, you’ll notice your monthly bills get costlier. If you’ve already noticed a spike in your energy bills for no apparent reason, then your air conditioning system may very well be to blame.

Frequent Repairs

Throughout your air conditioner’s lifespan, you shouldn’t have to have repairs done too often. In fact, it’s reasonable to expect that you’ll need to have repairs done once or twice a year. If you find that you need to invest in repairs much more frequently than this, then you system is likely wearing down and cannot keep up with the demands placed on it each cooling season.

If you’re ready to replace your Schererville, IN air conditioner, give the team at Earl’s Heating & Air Conditioning a call today.