The 1st Item to Consider
The first thing to consider when you think your air conditioner needs to be replaced is the age of the system. If your air conditioner is over ten years old, the chances are it has seen better days. However, there are a number of other signs in newer models that it may be time for a change. If any of the following signs sound familiar, you are likely dealing with an air conditioner that’s neither efficient nor cost effective.
Higher Electrical Costs
An air conditioner that is nearing the end of its lifespan will struggle to produce the same amount of output as a younger model. That means that the system will use more electricity, which you will notice on your monthly bill. Worse still, the air conditioner may be working harder, using more electricity, yet not cooling as efficiently as before. The cost of frequent repairs, coupled with the increased electrical charges, really isn’t worth the trouble when you consider that money would go to better use by replacing the air conditioner.
Higher Maintenance Costs
You may also notice that your service costs are getting higher, which usually indicated that the unit is using R-22 refrigerant. This refrigerant has become heavily regulated in recent years, which has caused the cost of R-22 to rise dramatically. R-22 is an environmental hazard, which is being phased out and replaced with the more eco-friendly R-410A Freon found in newer air conditioners.
For a definitive answer on whether to replace your air conditioner or not, you can also contact Neighbors AC for a diagnosis and free estimate. Our expert technician can come out to your property and inspect the unit, so you can make an informed choice on whether it’s worth replacing the air conditioner and saving yourself some money in the process.
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