Knowing when to replace your air conditioner can be difficult to figure out. Replacing it too early can result in you getting less out of your money than you would by keeping it a few more years. On the other hand, replacing it too late can leave you without cool air on a sweltering summer day. There are a few things you should be looking for in order to know when the time is right to get a new one, such as:
If your current air conditioner is constantly breaking down, or needing some type of repair once a year or more, you may want to look into buying a new one. A unit that is having a lot of small problems is probably building up to one large problem. Often, this large problem can come close to the cost of installing a new air conditioner by itself, not to mention having to live without the A/C until it can be repaired or replaced.
Reduced Output or Temperature Differential
An A/C that isn’t cooling the air as much as it used to could be showing signs that it is starting to fail. If the airflow isn’t as strong as it once was, or the difference in temperature between the intake and the exit point has dropped considerably, you may have to think about having your A/C replaced.
Age of the Machine
Older machines are going to run into a lot more problems than newer ones, as well as pull more power than a newer one. Higher efficiency new models may be the way to go if you start seeing physical signs of age on your machine. Things such as rust, damaged casings, or corroded connections would be a good tip off for having a new one installed.
To find out more about how Rinaldi’s Air Conditioning Service can help you with a new A/C, call us or visit our website and we will answer all of your questions. We have over 45 years of experience helping Orlando residents with their air conditioning needs.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Orlando, Florida and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about air conditioners and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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