If you frequently notice that your residence or office building doesn’t cool down in warmer temperatures, you may wonder about the status of your air conditioning system. Air conditioning replacement becomes necessary when one or more key symptoms signify a broken, sluggish, or outdated system. Learn more about when it’s time to replace your unit and schedule your consultation today.
When Is Air Conditioning Replacement Necessary?
On average, an air conditioning unit lasts between 10 and 15 years, while your HVAC system as a whole could last for up to 20 years if it is properly cared for. Depending on how much you use the system, how hot it gets in your area, and how well you have maintained the system over the years, your unit may have a slightly longer or shorter lifespan.
We frequently replace units and entire systems after owners complain of the following problems. If you’re noticing signs of degradation or suspect several broken parts, get in touch today to diagnose the issue and potentially make a plan for air conditioning replacement. One of these signs alone may not signal an immediate problem — but it’s important to consider the picture as a whole as well as the age of the unit. Does your unit fit this profile?
1. Indoor Temperature Fluctuations
An air conditioning system that has trouble decreasing the temperature in extremely hot weather may not need replacement as there could be several factors that cause this issue. For example, you may simply have a broken part. However, a system that seems fine in temperate weather but struggles to maintain a consistent, comfortable temperature during warmer seasons might have reached the end of its lifespan.
2. Increasing Energy Bills
Perhaps your air conditioning unit seems to be running as well as it always has. While you may not notice your building’s temperature wildly fluctuating in the summer heat, it’s possible that you notice a difference in your energy bills. If they’re steadily rising without any explanation — and you have an older air conditioning unit — it may be time to talk about an air conditioning replacement.
If you’ve been putting off a replacement due to the cost, consider that your energy bills a year from now could be even greater than they are now. It may be a better solution to replace it sooner rather than later.
3. Less Effective Airflow
Several factors, including clogged vents or too-thick HVAC filtration material, can compromise your indoor airflow (many people opt for ultra-thick filters that prevent airflow more than they clean the air). However, if you discover during your technician’s inspection that the air conditioning unit itself is the source of the problem, it may be a simpler solution to schedule an air conditioning replacement rather than fix multiple parts of the unit.
4. Frequent Repairs
You can expect an air conditioning unit to run smoothly for most of its lifespan. It may need a repair here and there, but nothing extensive. However, if your unit needs frequent repairs and you notice new parts breaking down, it may be more cost-effective in the long run to swap out the unit for an upgraded model. If your unit is older and keeps having issues, give us a call to talk about replacement.
Is It Time for an Air Conditioning Replacement?
CJ Brubacher goes above and beyond to provide quality service to customers in residential, commercial, and new construction spaces in the Elmira and Waterloo areas. Schedule your service for an air conditioning replacement today to begin the process of making your home or office space a happier, healthier place to be!