No one wants to think about replacing their air conditioning system in the middle of summer, but sometimes it is necessary. Odds are you’ve been seeing signs of malfunction and/or experiencing problems for a while, and with the added stress of running full-time for the summer, your AC may be ready to call it quits. So how do you know when it’s time for air conditioning replacement in Atlanta? Our trained professionals here at Air Conditioning Experts, Inc., have put together a list of some common signs that it may be time to replace your current AC:
Most air conditioners have an average lifespan of 10-12 years. After 12 years, the rate at which parts and components break and/or malfunction begins to accelerate. Operating your air conditioner with aging parts and components can result in malfunction and/or breakdown, and will also exacerbate existing wear-and-tear.
As with any mechanical device, you can expect to do air conditioning repairs at some point. But if you are calling frequently for repairs, it may be time to consider replacement. Repairs can add up, and enough repairs can add up to the cost of a new system.
Jump in Utility Bills
As the property owner, you have a good idea of what to expect for each month’s energy costs, especially if your cooling habits stay relatively even. If you see a big jump in your monthly energy costs, and there isn’t an existing problem with your AC or a price increase from the power company, your system may be struggling to supply the amount of cooling you need. When this happens, it uses more energy and your energy bills go up.
Inconsistencies with Temperature
It isn’t unusual to experience slight differences of temperature in different parts of your home, but very distinct areas of hot and cold throughout your house point to problems with cooling. There are several problems that can cause inconsistent temperatures, and one of these issues may be that your AC can no longer keep up with your cooling needs.
At some point, repair may no longer be enough for your air conditioner.
If you need help determining whether or not it’s time to replace your existing system, call the trained specialists at Air Conditioning Experts, Inc., and set up an appointment.