It is important that you keep your air conditioner clean, be it a window unit or a centralized one. Getting it serviced periodically is crucial if you want the air conditioner to work efficiently. Everything has a lifespan, including your air conditioner; you will have to replace it at some point in time. In the course of this blog, we will discuss a few signs that will help you determine if your air conditioner needs replacing. Chill-Air has over 100 years of experience in installing, maintaining and repairing air conditioners. We provide HVAC services that you can rely on. Our products include commercial air conditioning, refrigeration, heating, hot water systems, sheet metal and ducting.
Here are a few things you need to keep in mind so that you know when it’s time to change your air conditioner:
1. Recurrent breakdowns
Does your air conditioner need regular repairs? If yes, it has reached its potential and it’s time for you to get a new one. If you have an air conditioner which is five years old or less, the warranty should cover some part of the expenses for repair. But if it’s older than that, you will have to pay out of your own pocket. Therefore, if you have an ageing unit, it is advisable to replace it with a new one to avoid spending too much on repairs and electricity bills.
2. Stark rise in electricity bills
If your utility bills are constantly increasing and you aren’t changing anything about how you use your air conditioner, it may not be running efficiently anymore. Treat this as a sign to purchase a new unit, which will function efficiently. It will help lower the electricity bills and provide better service.
3. The unit has served more than ten years
Commercial air conditioning is designed to last a span of ten years before needing replacement. If your air conditioner is reaching that time frame, you should start considering future replacement options at the earliest.
4. Bad indoor air quality
Older units tend to dehumidify the air in your house and with high humidity, there is great potential for mould to strive. Mould tends to produce a musty stink in your home which can lead to respiratory issues, such as asthma. You might keep changing the filters regularly but if the air conditioner is old, there can still be pollen and dust particles in the air that will cause allergies.
Contact Chill-Air today for reliable commercial air conditioning services from repair to installation in Chilliwack, Abbotsford and the Greater Vancouver area!