In an ideal world, an air conditioner would last forever and you’d never have to worry about it after installation. Unfortunately, that’s not the world we live in. Timely repairs and regular maintenance can extend the life of an air conditioner, but sooner or later it will fail permanently. You probably don’t want to wait until that happens, which means you need to keep an eye out for the signs that your air conditioner is dying. Read on for an explanation of some of the more obvious signs that it’s time to replace your air conditioning system.
Decline in Efficiency
Wear and tear is the biggest indicator that it’s time to replace your air conditioner. All systems wear down over many years of normal use. Eventually, this wear and tear will result in an appreciable decrease in your system’s efficiency. Your air conditioner will slowly start to lose the ability to provide as much output as it once did. This will cause it to stay on longer to meet thermostat demands, which will in turn lead to an increase in your electric bill. If you notice that your air conditioner isn’t providing as much output as it should, or that your electric bill is rising month to month, you should consider replacing it.
Rise in Repairs
Wear and tear will eventually cause the affected parts to break down completely, and require replacement. This happens in systems of all ages, often because of a faulty part or some other problem. In older systems, however, the wear and tear on all the parts is advanced enough that they will all begin to fail at once. Each part has a slightly different lifespan, though. As a result, air conditioners that are near the end of their lifespans can have a different part fail every few months. If you have to get your air conditioner repaired more than once or twice a year, you should consult a professional about replacing it.
If you think your air conditioner may need to be replaced, call Roznovak’s Services. We install air conditioners throughout Taylor, TX.