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Signs Your Older AC Has Reached the End of Its Lifespan

Signs An AC Has Reached the End of Its Lifespan

Summer is in full swing and that means one thing for homeowners: air conditioning season! If you’re like most people, your air conditioner is running pretty much constantly right now. And that means it’s more important than ever to make sure your system is in good shape. So how do you know when it’s time to replace your unit?

There are a few key factors to look out for. In this blog, we will discuss some of the most common problems with air conditioners that indicate it’s time for a replacement. Keep reading for tips on how to find the best HVAC technician to help you with the replacement process.

Your AC Doesn't Cool Your House Evenly

When your air conditioner isn't performing its best, you will feel it, especially if the temperature outside is pretty high. Your air conditioner should be evenly distributing cold air throughout your home. If you begin to feel a difference in temperatures from room to room like some rooms feeling warmer than others, then you should contact your local HVAC company to inspect your unit.

Your HVAC Repairs are Expensive

A good rule of thumb is to keep your system maintained regularly so that repair costs stay at a minimum. However, if you are having to schedule frequent repairs, or costs are closer to half of the cost it would take to replace your air conditioner, it may be time for a replacement.

Your Unit is Constantly Breaking Down

Similar to expensive repairs, if your unit breaks down frequently, it may be time for an upgrade. No one wants their unit to break down in the middle of a heatwave! If you find yourself constantly scheduling repairs or your unit isn't working properly after repairs are completed, it may be time to replace your unit.

You Hear Odd Noises Coming from Your Unit

If you start to hear strange noises coming from your unit, it could be a sign that something is wrong. Common sounds to listen out for include: grinding, squealing, or banging. If you hear any of these noises, it's time to give your local HVAC company a call.

Your Unit is More Than Ten Years Old

The average lifespan of an air conditioner unit is about 15 years. So if your unit is over ten years old, it may be time to start thinking about a replacement. At around the 10-year mark, you may notice slight changes in how efficiently your unit performs. The older an air conditioner is, the less efficient it becomes.

Your Utility Bills are More Expensive

If you've noticed a significant increase in your utility bills and you can't explain it with any other factor, it may be due to your air conditioner working overtime to cool your home. This is especially true if your unit is more than ten years old. If you notice a sudden spike in your energy bills, it's time for an inspection, which can usually quickly be scheduled by a local company you can trust like our team at GMG HVAC INC..

Rely on GMG HVAC INC. to Keep Your AC in Top Shape!

If you're having any problems with your air conditioner, or if it's time for a replacement, our team at GMG HVAC INC. is here to help! We are licensed and experienced in air conditioner repair and replacement and can help you get your unit up and running in no time. Contact us today at (631) 309-2535 to schedule a service appointment!