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5 Signs It Might Be Time to Retire Your AC

For the uninitiated, air conditioning repairs aren’t always going to cut it when it comes to fixing your problems. Repairs imply that your air conditioner is in okay shape to begin with. But air conditioners that are either too old, too broken, or too inefficient are often not worth the repair cost and are not what we would consider in good shape.

But how do you know if your air conditioner is on its way out? The signs aren’t always obvious, and it might require some digging, but there is an answer out there. We will help you get to the bottom of this conundrum.

Just remember–you can’t avoid central AC replacement in Edmonton, AB. Every AC has a lifespan limit and will need to be replaced eventually. But you can schedule this with our team for an easy and reliable experience.

Efficiency Ain’t What It Used to Be

Efficiency is a core part of your air conditioner. AC systems run for the majority of a hot day, which means they’re consistently using electricity. The less electricity they use, the less they cost month-to-month, which directly impacts your bills. But efficiency can also be a metric to determine whether your system is on its way out.

If your air conditioner costs too much to run, or it’s started running less efficiently on a regular basis, then it could be due to multiple components being worn down. A system replacement can alleviate this problem easily.

Constant Problems

One or two problems can usually be fixed with prompt repairs. But constant problems, like a repair call every single year, can usually signal that it’s time for your air conditioner to be replaced.

Think about it this way–keeping this AC unit is just going to be more frustrating in the future as you continue to call for repairs. A newer AC with all new components is going to last for a long time and likely won’t need nearly as many repairs in the first few years.

It Doesn’t Keep You Comfortable

Does your air conditioner do a poor job of meeting the demand set on your thermostat? Then regardless of what’s wrong, you might want to think about replacement. AC systems should be sized and installed according to your preferences and the size of your home. If it can’t meet the cooling demand, then something is seriously wrong that might not be fixable with simple repairs.

The 10-15 Year Age Range

This one is simple–air conditioners are only meant to last 10-15 years. Beyond this range, all bets are off and you could see costs rise substantially from inefficiency to increased repairs.

It Just Doesn’t Work at All!

This might seem like a no-brainer, but a lot of customers will still try to repair an air conditioner that just doesn’t turn on at all. This might make sense if the system is still relatively new and the problem is just a simple component failure, but most of the time with older systems, the root of the problem has to do with its age and multiple component failures.

This is what we would consider a full system breakdown and something that can often warrant an entire replacement. It’s an unfortunate thing to be surprised by, but it’s better than trying to get it fixed repeatedly with no lasting results!

Schedule a replacement with the experts at WeatherMakers Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. Ensuring Your Comfort… for life!

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