Air conditioners last a long time, especially if you know how to take proper care of them. Prompt repairs and regular maintenance can easily make your air conditioner last multiple decades. However, nothing lasts forever. Sooner or later, you will need to replace your air conditioner with a new one. The key is being able to identify when that time has arrived as early as possible, rather than have your old air conditioner surprise you by breaking down for good in the middle of a hot day. Let’s take a look at when it’s time to consider a new air conditioner.
Air conditioners are manufactured to last between 20 and 30 years, give or take. Once they get older than that, they start to develop a whole range of issues like those listed below. If your air conditioner is older than 20 years, you should talk to a professional about whether or not you need to replace it.
The older your air conditioner gets, the more worn out it’s going to be. As the wear and tear on the various parts of the system mounts, they will start to break down in groups. You shouldn’t need to repair your air conditioner more than a few times a year. If the system needs repairs every few months, you should definitely consider replacing it.
Worn out air conditioners need to operate for longer and longer times in order to achieve the same temperature changes, which means that they’re going to cost more to operate. If your system seems to be rising in operating costs from month to month for no apparent reason, it’s probably because you need to install a new system.
Climate Masters installs and services air conditioning systems of all kinds throughout Point Vedra, FL. Call for more info.