Every time your air conditioner breaks down, you call a professional for repair. Most problems can be fixed and professionals can give you long-term resolutions to avoid having the same problem. But what if you’re now frequently having issues with your unit and repairs just can’t fix it? What if repairs can’t help you get the comfort your unit was once able to provide? Maybe, after a couple of years of being together, it’s time to part ways with your air conditioner. It may be hard on your end, but doing so can eventually save you money on electricity bills and repair bills, and your home will finally be as comfortable as you want it to be, without costing you an arm and a leg.
Continuing to use your air conditioner when it really needs to be replaced may seem like a good idea. Holding on to it might give you less hassle and less cost for now, but it’s, unfortunately, going to cost you more in the end. Frequent repairs and higher electricity bills, on top of not being completely comfortable at home, are simply not worth it, especially when compared to how simple it would be to replace it with more efficient unit that would offer comfort, lower electricity bills, and essentially no repairs for a while. If you’re unsure about whether or not it’s time to replace your old air conditioner, here are some things to consider.
Your AC Has Been Around for a While
All appliances have an expected lifespan. For air conditioners, it can be up to 15 years. But once your unit reaches around 10 years, it might be the time for you to start saving for a new one. This is because older units become less efficient, especially when compared to new ones with better technology. Getting a new one can save you money on your electricity bills, and the only downside is the initial cost.
It Demands More Frequent Repairs
If your unit is frequently breaking down and is giving you headaches, you should consider getting a new one. An expensive repair that is needed regularly is a sign that it’s better to save your money for a brand new unit. Once you call a professional, ask for an assessment of your unit’s parts and the likelihood of needing another repair. If another repair is likely, you should start to think about if hanging on to your unit is worth it.
It’s Not Doing Its Job
Like any other electrical appliance, your air conditioner loses efficiency as it becomes older. Some symptoms you should look out for are inconsistent temperatures, longer time to cool your home, or the maximum comfort it provides you. You may discover that your air conditioner is not doing much of anything, aside from consuming energy. You will eventually need a new air conditioner and keeping one that is not serving its purpose is a waste of money and will cause you more suffering.
If you are unsure about whether your AC just needs repair or is in need of a replacement, Comfort Experts can help you decide. Recognizing symptoms and signs, however, can give you more knowledge and will save you from further damage and higher repair costs. We know you don’t want to replace your air conditioner just like that, but we also don’t want you to feel stuck in an oven while paying high for your electricity bills.