We all want that special device to last if not forever, at least for a long period of time. The truth is, sooner or later, every air conditioner will get old, break and die. That’s why knowing the signs that your system needs to be replaced will save you money, time and comfort. So when should you replace your old air conditioner with a newer and more efficient one?

There are times when we have to learn how to let go. It may also be the case for an old air conditioner.

Knowing that it has successfully done its part to keep you cool or warm and no solution has been found to get it back on track, then replacing it with a newer unit may be for everyone’s good. But what are the warning signs?

1. Your air conditioner is more than 10 years old

The average lifespan of an AC system is around 10 years. If your unit gets older than this and doesn’t meet your thermal comfort expectations anymore, consider replacing it with a newer and more efficient system.

 2. Your air conditioner needs frequent repairs

Another aspect to keep in mind is the condition of your current air conditioning system.

What is the quality of your unit?

How often does it require repair or maintenance work?

Ideally, a healthy air conditioner should be serviced twice per year in order to keep it clean and in tip-top shape. However, if you’re constantly replacing parts or having the same repair issues, then replacing your AC system could simply be the most economical and efficient solution to your problem.

3. Your air conditioner costs much more to run now than it did before

It may have been a good choice at that time and even a better one over the years but the older an air con gets, the more it tends to skyrocket the energy bill. In this case, a new air conditioning system will be more efficient than an older model, taking into account the fact that it has been up to 30% increase in the Energy Efficiency Ratio of air conditioners since 2009.

While there is still a new investment to make, installation and unit costs have remained relatively constant in the same period of time. Plus, a high energy efficient AC will lower your power bills as well as your environmental impact.

4. Your air conditioner is inconsistent to temperature setting

One of the most common problems of an older AC is that it just doesn’t cool when set in the cooling mode or heat when set accordingly. While still producing normal air levels, you notice the air is not released properly. Sometimes you may feel some warm air coming out on a cool setting but if your unit stops producing cool air entirely even after readjusting the refrigerant levels, then it can indicate a serious problem such as a damaged compressor.

When certain rooms become ice cold, while others seem to feel like an oven, it could mean your air conditioning unit is on the way out. For your comfort, we highly recommend replacing it in a timely manner.

5. Your air conditioner no longer matches your lifestyle

The first question to ask before deciding whether to buy or not a new air conditioning unit is: “Does the current system still meet my requests?” For example, you might have inherited a split air conditioner in your home but you have built more rooms over time, then switching to a ducted system would be the best choice in this case.

No matter what air conditioning services you need, call Jaric team for responsive, friendly, local service. Our reliable Brisbane experts will offer you expert advice, high quality parts and products and outstanding workmanship in your home or business.

Until next time, stay cool and make good choices!

Your friend and AC expert,

John Ricca