Spring is here, and summer will soon arrive. You are very likely already using your air conditioner on a pretty regular basis to keep your home cool as the days start to warm up. Once summer gets into full swing, however, the stress on your air conditioner is going to dramatically increase. When that happens, it’s possible that your system will die on you in the middle of the hottest months of the year. If you’re not sure whether or not your air conditioner will be able to last through one more summer, read on. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can tell whether you need a new AC.
As you start to use your air conditioner more often, the cost of operating it from month to month is naturally going to go up. However, the older a system gets the more its various parts are going to wear down. This will force the system to stay on for a longer and longer period of time in order to affect the same temperature changes, which will result in higher monthly bills. If your bills are going up for no apparent reason, it may be because you need a new air conditioner.
You normally shouldn’t need to repair your air conditioner that often. As long as you’re scheduling annual preventive maintenance, the air conditioner should develop more than the occasional problem every handful of years. As an air conditioner gets near the end of its life, however, various parts of the system are going to start failing at an increasingly rapid rate. If you need to have your air conditioner repaired every few months, it’s a pretty good sign that your system is reaching the end of its life.