Just like your furnace, it’s hard to know when to replace your air conditioner. Here are five signs it’s time to start considering a new air conditioner unit for your home or business:
- Your utility bills are increasing
Your energy bills should stay around the same amount every month unless there’s a sudden change in your home’s energy usage. But if your summer energy habits remain the same but your monthly bill has increased for several months, then it might be time for a new air conditioner.
- Your air conditioning unit is getting old
As your A/C gets older, you should start thinking about purchasing a new unit. Unlike furnaces, air conditioners are outdoors and exposed to extreme temperatures throughout the year, shortening their life expectancy. Keep in mind that as your air conditioner grows older, its mechanical parts can become unavailable or obsolete over time.
- You are spending a lot of money on repairs
If you’re maintaining your A/C with annual maintenance, frequent breakdowns should not happen.
Breakdowns equate to repairs, and the cost of repairs can add up. It will be more economical to purchase a new unit at some point rather than pouring money into the repairs.