Spring is the time to make sure that your air conditioner is up to the task of keeping you cool for another upcoming summer season. Unfortunately, some of us have air conditioners that are not up to that task. No matter how well you take care of your air conditioner, there will come a time when you need to replace it. When that time comes, you’ll want to recognize it as soon as possible so that you can act on it. Otherwise, you might find yourself without an air conditioner on a hot day. Have a look at these 3 signs that it’s time for a new air conditioner.
Drop in Efficiency
The older a system gets, the more the parts inside it will wear out. This wear and tear causes a measurable decline in the efficiency of the system as a whole. As a system gets closer and closer to the end of its service life, it will have to stay on longer and longer to achieve the same temperature. This results in higher operating costs. If your air conditioner is costing more and more money to run, it may be time for a new one.
Increase in Repairs
That same wear and tear that causes drops in system efficiency will eventually cause parts to start failing. As each part wears down at a slightly different rate, this can result in a different part breaking down every few months. If you have to have your air conditioner repaired more than once or twice a year, it might be nearing the end of its life.
Most air conditioners are built to last up to 20 years. Though there are some that can keep operating beyond that time, most tend to die around that point. If your air conditioner is approaching 20 years, it may be time to get a new one.
If you need a new air conditioner, call Rentmeister Total Home Service. We install new air conditioners throughout Salt Lake City, UT.