Projections put the number of new air conditioning systems sold in 2024 to be over 150 million units. This is a huge number, but we have to remember that many old units need replacing now and then, to make up that number. If you are thinking that you need to replace your AC, how do you know whether to pull that trigger?
Many signs point to it being time to upgrade, and below we list several of them to help you recognize when that time might be approaching. As you run through them, check them off in your head to ensure that your AC does not fail you when you need it the most.
It’s Too Old
The average age of an air conditioning unit is between ten and fifteen years. If yours is much older, then not only might it be on its last legs, but you might be able to find one that runs cheaper and cleaner these days.
Remember to maintain your AC over that time, and it should last a bit longer than otherwise.
It Does Not Do What It Is Supposed To
At the simplest level, you might have a broken AC unit. If it no longer pumps out cold air and does not cool down your house, maybe look into a replacement. You want to stay cool in the warmer months, after all.
You want a device that pushes cold air through the house in a way that is strong enough to affect every room if possible. This needs you to have a high airflow through its pipes, but that might not happen if the AC unit is wearing down or the pipes are broken.
If you choose the repair, the AC compressor replacement cost might end up being more than a new modern AC. So, look into your options to see what you can do.
It Is Getting Noisy
Many ACs can start to increase in noise throughout their lives. To start with, this is not a problem, but a grinding fan can easily start to affect your comfort levels.
This level of wear and tear is also likely reflected in other areas of the unit. So, check to see if replacing the whole thing is worth it.
You Keep Having to Repair It
There is nothing wrong with choosing to repair your unit rather than replace it. Although, if this happens often enough then the cost of replacing your AC can end up as more than how much a new unit costs.
Compare the repairs you undergo over a year with a full AC replacement cost. You might be able to make savings by picking one up.
Time to Replace an AC Unit?
With this checklist, you should have a much better idea of whether you should replace your AC shortly. If you find that you do, do you have the expertise to do it yourself or do you need a little bit of help?
We can install a new AC unit for you in the Port Charlotte, Punda Gorda, or North Port areas. So, if you want to ask for a quote, all you need to do is send us a message and let us know what you need.
Get Help For Your Weird AC Sounds
Those weird AC sounds are trying to tell you something. Don’t ignore them.
If you’re experiencing any out-of-the ordinary AC phenomena, get in touch with us today. Contact us and we’ll get back to you quickly. Or, call our emergency service number and we’ll speak with you instantly.