When living in New York, having an efficiently operating air conditioner is a necessity to combat the heat and higher humidity levels. Air conditioners, like most machines, have a projected lifespan. Based on the quality of the unit, the extent of care and professional maintenance it received, the unit can last and even last longer. Replacing the air conditioner when it has reached its end is usually a sizable investment, especially if you want the unit made of higher quality and maximum efficiency. Today, we at NY NJ A/C Connection would like to share the warning signs that the A/C unit is near the end of the rope.
1) Age of Air Conditioner
Industry leaders agree that it is a better investment to replace the air conditioner as opposed to continue sinking money into repairs and maintenance when an air conditioner is around 10 to 15 years, particularly if repairs are occurring more and more often. Being prepared and expecting the unit to end is easier than facing a surprise failure. With regular care and professional maintenance scheduled, the unit can last, even beyond the life expectancy. You can find the age of the unit by writing the model and serial number down and researching it online or calling the manufacturer directly.
2) Poor Indoor Air Quality & Comfort
The way the unit is performing is an indicator of the unit’s demise. A drop-in comfort, whether extreme or subtle notes inadequacy. Operational standards that are not up to par is usually warning the unit is close to the end of the end of its life. Before the air conditioner struggles to maintain the indoor temperatures and humidity is a problem to regulate is common. If you notice the coils freezing over or even seeing mold growth, and the space feels clammy but cool, the coils are wearing down to the wire.
3) Home AC Efficiency
The older the unit gets; the more efficiency is lost. The unit becomes more expensive to maintain as the operation costs increase and the need for repairs rises, which become more noticeable on a failing unit. Newer models have a better SEER rating (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) than older units. The efficiency is easily outdated alone but every year the unit ages, the less efficient it becomes. The older air conditioner is likely the suspect when you notice an increase in your utility bills and other potential sources are ruled out. You can start to price air conditioner units with a reputable contractor. If you are having difficulty with your unit, you can schedule an inspection to get a better handle on how the unit will hold up.
Central Air Conditioning Repair, Replacement & More in Manhattan, New York
Call NY NJ A/C Connection today to schedule a maintenance service for your unit and our certified technicians can help determine if the unit is close to the end of the lifespan, or has a few seasons left in it. We want to help you with a replacement if that is necessary or simply repairs to keep the air conditioner fully functioning.