Even though it seems a long time ago, it really was only a generation or two ago that most people sweated their way through the summer without easy access to air conditioning! Air conditioners have become more than just a luxury, but an actual necessity in order to live comfortably in this day and age. That means that you have to take care of your air conditioner until it has reached the time when it needs air conditioner replacement. How do you know when your air conditioner won’t be making it through this next summer? Here are just three of several ways for you to determine when you need air conditioner replacement.
1. You had many issues with your air conditioner last summer. When an air conditioner starts to age, more and more things start to degrade and need repairs. If you had a lot of repairs or maintenance needs with your air conditioner last summer, this might be the summer for an air conditioner replacement.
2. Your electric bills have been steadily growing. Are you stuck with higher energy bills than you’re used to? This can be a sign that your air conditioner is becoming less efficient with age. Furthermore, if your air conditioner wasn’t a good match for your home (too small, inefficient) you might want an air conditioner replacement, regardless of age.
3. There are strange sounds or smells. If your air conditioner is making strange sounds or causing burning or other smells to circulate, you might need air conditioner replacement.
For more information about air conditioner replacements, give us a call here at JLK Mechanical Heating & Cooling.