To combat the heat and higher humidity levels when living in New York, having an efficiently operating air conditioner is a necessity. Like most machines, air conditioners have a projected lifespan. The unit can last and even last longer, based on the quality of the unit, the extent of care and professional maintenance it received. Especially if you want the unit made of higher quality and maximum efficiency, replacing the air conditioner when it has reached its end is usually a sizable investment. The warning signs that the A/C unit is near the end of the rope is what we at NY NJ AC Connection would like to share today.
Old AC Unit
When an air conditioner is around 10 to 15 years, particularly if repairs are occurring more and more often, industry leaders agree that it is a better investment to replace the air conditioner as opposed to continue sinking money into repairs and maintenance. It is easier being prepared and expecting the unit is near its end than facing a surprise failure. The unit can last, even beyond the life expectancy with regular care and professional maintenance scheduled. Get the model and serial number down and researching it online or calling the manufacturer directly to find out its age if you are unsure.
Poor Indoor Air Quality & Comfort
An indicator of the unit’s demise is the way the unit is performing, whether extreme or subtle notes inadequacy, a decline in comfort suggests a problem. Usually, a warning the unit is close to the end of the end of its life is when the operational standards are not up to par. To maintain the indoor temperatures and humidity is a problem to regulate is common, before the air conditioner struggles. The coils are wearing down to the wire if you notice the coils freezing over or even seeing mold growth, and the space feels clammy but cool.
Increase in Electricity or Cooling Costs
The more efficiency is lost the older the unit gets. Making it more noticeable on a failing unit, the unit becomes more expensive to maintain as the operation costs increase and the need for repairs rises. Older units have low SEER where a newer model have a better SEER rating (seasonal energy efficiency ratio). When you notice an increase in your utility bills and other potential sources are ruled out, the older air conditioner is likely the suspect. With a reputable contractor, you can start to price air conditioner units. You can schedule an inspection to get a better handle on how the unit will hold up if you are having difficulty with your unit.
Central Air Conditioning Installation, Replacement, Repairs, Tune Up Maintenance & More
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, call NY NJ A/C Connection today. Whether you need repair, maintenance services, replacements or installations, we are readily available to assist you!