It’s not something you want to think about all the time, but your air conditioner won’t last forever. They tend to wear out after about 10 to 15 years, at which point you’ll need to find a replacement. Consider these signs that the time may have arrived for you to install a new air conditioner in your Savannah, GA home.
Check How Often You Need Repairs
One of the best ways to know if your air conditioner needs replacing is to track the repairs it needs annually. HVAC technicians know that the frequency and cost of AC repairs dramatically increase in a unit’s last two years.
Add up the cost of your repairs for the past two seasons and multiply that sum by the age of your unit. If the product is greater than the cost of a new system, it’s time to think about a replacement.
Skyrocketing Energy Bills
In addition to keeping an eye on your repairs, also keep track of your actual energy consumption. You have an issue when you see the consumption continue to increase over the same month of the prior year. While this may indicate that you require repairs, it may signify the need for a replacement when combined with age and repair costs.
Indications of End of Life Span
As mentioned previously, the average air conditioner should last 10 to 15 years. Once your unit reaches this age, proactively start planning for your replacement rather than waiting for a catastrophic failure. This allows you to take advantage of off-season savings and to plan for the replacement when it’s convenient.
Some noises from your compressor in your outside unit may spell trouble, including hissing, screaming or rattling. When your compressor burns out, it’s likely time to replace your unit.
Don’t settle for an air conditioner that’s not keeping up with the heat and humidity in Savannah, GA. Call to schedule your AC installation consultation with one of our expert technicians at McDevitt Air today.
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