Is your air conditioner running up the power bill more than it used to? Taking longer to cool down the house? Needs repairs and maintenance more frequently than it used to? Installed over 10 years ago?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time to seriously consider replacing your air conditioner.

Signs It’s Time To Replace AC

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Higher Energy Bills

If you’ve noticed that your energy bill has been increasing, but your usage has stayed relatively the same, it may be a sign that it’s time to replace your AC unit. As an air conditioner reaches the end of it’s warranty and useful life, parts of the system will become worn, operating less efficiently than they used to. As a result, the air conditioner will use more energy to cool the same room, driving up your power bill.

Depending on the type of air conditioner you have, this can happen anywhere between 5 to 10 years after installation. For air conditioners that have not been well maintained, a significant decrease in energy efficiency can happen much sooner.

Takes Longer To Cool

Another sign that your air conditioner may be failing is if it takes longer to cool a room or area than it used to. If this happens to your air conditioner, there are a few things you can try before jumping straight to replacing the unit.

For starters, clean both the indoor and outdoor units of your air conditioner. Ensure that there is no grass, branches, or debris in or around the outdoor unit that could be clogging up the system. In addition, change the filter and book in a professional service.

If the problem continues or returns soon afterwards, it’s time to replace the unit.

Needs Frequent Repairs & Servicing

Each new air conditioner comes with care instructions from the manufacturer including how often the unit should be professionally serviced. However, no matter how well maintained your air conditioner is, it will likely require occasional minor repairs throughout its lifetime.

As your air conditioner nears the end of its useful life you may notice that you are having to call your air conditioning technician more frequently for repairs. This is a sign that it’s time to replace your air conditioner.

10+ Years Old

Most air conditioners have an expected lifespan of 10 to 15 years. However, your air conditioner may last much longer than this if properly maintained. Conversely, a poorly maintained air conditioner may not last anywhere near as long as its expected lifespan.

If your air conditioner breaks down or needs repairs, and you’ve had it for 10 plus years, it’s time to replace. Putting off a replacement with short term repairs is essentially sinking your money into a failing system that uses more energy for less efficient cooling, and will eventually still need to be replaced.

Affordable Air Conditioner Supply & Install

Advanced Climate Solutions are your local air conditioning experts. We Air Conditioning Brisbaneoffer affordable air conditioner supply and installations Brisbane wide. Both ducted and split system air conditioners from leading brands such as Daikin, Mitsubishi, Actron, and more, ACS has the perfect solution for your air conditioning needs. Call us today on 07 3206 3542 or fill out our contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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