Is it time to replace my AC?

Is it time to replace my AC?

Have you been noticing anything different with your air conditioning unit? Maybe it’s not cooling or heating up your space like it used to, or it might be making a weird sound that was not there before. Either way, regular maintenance can help you keep up with what’s happening with your air conditioning unit. But no matter how much repair and maintenance measures you put into your air conditioning system, there will come a time when you would need to replace it, especially if it has a lapsed an average unit life span of 15 to 20 years.

Here are some things to consider to help you decide whether or not to replace your unit:

  1. Safety – if your air conditioning unit is cracked, it might lead to a poisonous carbon monoxide leak and could potentially endanger anyone who’s at the space where the unit is installed. Stuck valves or faulty wiring may also lead to some safety issues, so it’s best to get these things checked as well.
  2. Your unit’s lifespan – if you’ve had the unit for a while — say around 15- 20 years, then it’s probably best to consider replacing the unit especially if it has been used on a day-to-day basis.
  3. Performance – if your air conditioning system is not cooling or heating some rooms up to standard or up to the temperature you have set it in, then its effectivity might be affected . This could be due to a range of factors that your maintenance person can help point out for you. 
  4. The air quality of your home – air conditioning unit do not only provide comfortable temperature for you space, it also helps improve the air quality of your home. It filters out dust, debris and dirt. If you notice more dust around your space, this may mean that your unit is not performing up to standard and might need replacement.
  5. Strange noises and odours coming from the unit – air conditioning units that perform well run quietly. If you start to hear strange noises coming from it, it might indicate that it’s getting old and needs to be taken looked at. Odours, on the other hand, can mean a lot of things—dust burning off, mould in your ducts, or wiring melting.
  6. Your energy bills are higher than expected – in months that you don’t really use your unit, it would be expected that your energy bill should decrease. If it increases, then this might indicate that your AC system need servicing or replacement.

If you’re still unsure about whether or not to replace your unit, give KSN Air Conditioning a call. We specialise in aircon maintenance and repair and can give you best advise regarding the best option to take.

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