Summer is finally winding down here in Riverside, CA, and while we still have a few more weeks of hot weather, we can look forward to cooler temperatures before too much longer. And with your air conditioner finally getting a bit of a rest, it may be time to ask the question: is it time for a new one? It can be tricky to answer that question, since everyone’s circumstances are unique and the exact timing can depend on a number of factors. However, here are a few telltale signs that you may want to put your air conditioner out to pasture this winter in favor of a new one.
Repairs Are Becoming Too Frequent
As air conditioners get older and individual components wear out, you’ll start having more and more issues that require a repair session to correct. Regular maintenance can forestall this, but sooner or later, it happens to every major appliance. When the repair bills come more frequently than you’re prepared to deal with, a new system may be in order. Alternately, you may want to install a new system if you only have one repair session for the old one, but it’s sufficiently expensive to outweigh the system’s worth.
Monthly Bills are Getting Too High
Sometimes, a failing air conditioner won’t shut down or develop any specific problems, but their overall lack of efficiency will lead to demonstrably higher monthly energy bills. If your wallet has screamed for mercy this summer, despite the fact that you’re not using the air conditioner any more than you normally would, you can install a new one and watch those bills shrink down considerably.
It’s Just Getting Old
There’s no age litmus test for air conditioners, and well-maintained older units can often last well past their warranty expiration date. But if your system is more than a decade old, and is evincing frequent repairs, too high energy bills or some other issue, then that may be the final nail in the coffin.
Call Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air to discuss new air conditioner installation today!