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Do I Need a New Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 4th, 2018 at 11:00 am

air-conditioner-repairWe may be in June gloom right now, but the temperatures are going to start rising on a daily basis before too long. Is your current air conditioner up to the task of keeping your home cool over the next few months? If not, now is the time to make sure that you have a new one installed. If you’re not sure whether or not your air conditioner is up to the task of keeping your home cool throughout the summer season, have a look at the signs below to help you decide.

Is Your Air Conditioner Costing More to Operate Monthly?

The older an air conditioner gets, the more worn down it will become. This will eventually cause the system to start losing efficiency, which will force it to operate for longer periods of time to accomplish the same temperature changes. This will drive up the cost of using the system on a monthly basis. If your air conditioner is costing more to operate than you think it should be, that might be the reason. The only way to resolve this issue is to replace the air conditioner with a new one.

Is Your Air Conditioner Breaking Down on a Regular Basis?

It’s not unusual for an air conditioner to break down every once in a while. If your air conditioner is breaking down multiple times a year, however, that’s a big problem. An air conditioner that is breaking down that often is likely getting close to the end of its lifespan. The wear and tear on the system will eventually cause the various parts in the system to start breaking down in groups. If your air conditioner is breaking down that frequently, there isn’t much you can do about it other than replace the entire system. You can continue to repair the system if you want, but it will cost you quite a bit more money and you’ll likely have to replace the entire system pretty soon anyway.

Is Your Air Conditioner Older Than 15 Years?

The average air conditioner can be expected to last about 15 years. You might be able to keep your system alive past that point, but it will quickly begin to accumulate a range of problems that will detract from its efficiency. The longer you insist on keeping your air conditioner working past 15 years, the more costly it’s going to get. It’s usually much more cost effective at that point to replace your air conditioner with a new system. Consult with a professional about replacing your air conditioner if it’s older than 15 years.

Ultimately, you should follow the advice of your technician when it comes to replacing your air conditioner. Make sure that you have a professional check out your current air conditioner before making any decisions about replacing it.

Shaw’s Air Conditioning & Heating provides comprehensive air conditioning services in Hanford, CA. If you need a new air conditioner installed in your home, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional technicians.

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