As summer comes to an end, it’s important to look at your air conditioner with a critical eye. Especially if it’s showing its age and signs of wear and tear. You simply have to know if this is the last summer your AC had to weather, or if it can make it one more year.
Some calls for AC repair in Sanford, FL end up turning into replacements depending on the damage, age, and wear and tear on an AC unit. We’ll help you figure out how to tell if it’s time to replace old reliable.
Gauge by the Age of Your AC
An air conditioner has a usual life expectancy of about 10-15 years. While some can last beyond this, it’s not common. This isn’t due to poor parts or bad manufacturing, it’s just typically how long these systems last in the average home in the US.
When your air conditioner has less than ten years on it, it’s almost always worth it to repair. But if there’s a sign of bad maintenance history and repairs haven’t been made in a timely fashion, they spell trouble for the not-so-distant future.
How Frequent Are Repairs?
Constant or frequent repairs are a big sign that your air conditioner is on its last leg. While it’s not uncommon to encounter some repair requests throughout your air conditioner’s lifespan, they shouldn’t all be clustered together. That shows that something isn’t working. It could be that the unit was sized improperly during installation or the previous owner didn’t upkeep maintenance.
There’s a lot to speculate on what it could be, but the fact of the matter is, it’s not operating the way you need it to and you’re spending too much money to repair it. This is a big red flag and a money sink if you don’t opt for a replacement instead of another repair.
Higher Bills, More kWH
Your electricity bill is going up, but you don’t know why. You aren’t using the stove more, you aren’t leaving the lights on all night, so what gives? Many times, it’s your air conditioner. We already know that your AC is responsible for much of your home’s electricity usage, but that can compound if your AC is on the fritz.
Your air conditioner doesn’t know that it’s damaged, and it doesn’t know that it should shut down as a result. Instead, it just receives that “ON” input from the thermostat and does its best to go to work. When it’s chugging along due to damage or wear and tear, it’s taking longer to achieve the same results, causing you to spend more and more money. You’ll see a kWH spike on your energy bill, too.
Let’s Assess That AC Today
It’s time to get someone in there to see your air conditioner and make sure everything’s in perfect working order. Our team is ready to help you as soon as possible. All it takes is a phone call to get started.
Contact Facemyer Air Conditioning and Heating today to schedule your AC repair as soon as possible.