Signs It’s Time for an A/C Replacement California
Even the best air conditioner (A/C) will have to be replaced; knowing the exact time for a replacement is tricky, though. It’s a big purchase that will affect your life for years to come, so researching and planning is crucial. Here are some signs that it might be time for an A/C replacement.
- Old age. The typical maximum age range for well maintained A/Cs is between 12 to 15 years. However, even before your A/C reaches 12 years old it might start experiencing problems that warrant a replacement. If your A/C is getting closer to a double-digit age, start preparing for a replacement.
- Constant repairs needed. When A/Cs age, the accumulation of wear and tear takes its toll. The result is often a string of expensive breakdowns that are also mighty inconvenient. Small and cheap repairs aren’t typically an issue, but if you start routinely having a big breakdown every summer, an A/C replacement is probably smart.
- Indications of future issues. Certain breakdowns develop over time as the result of degradation or smaller problems growing. If you see obvious signs of rust and damage on the exterior of your A/C, especially on the outdoor unit, you might have a major breakdown around the corner. Have a professional examine your unit before it’s too late and recommend a course of action so you aren’t left without a functioning A/C.
- Poor performance. It is typical for the performance of most pieces of technology to decline over time. Your 10-year-old A/C just isn’t going to be as efficient or fast as it was when you bought it. Also factor in that the latest A/Cs use the newest technology to achieve even higher efficiencies than were possible before. An A/C replacement will often save you a significant amount on energy bills, so do some math and see if it’s worth it.
For professional advice about whether you should replace your Pasadena home’s A/C, contact Air-Tro, Inc.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater Monrovia, California area about AC replacement options and about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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