Common Signs You Need Air Conditioner Replacement ServicesBack to Blog
Over time, every air conditioner will break down and need replacing. It can be tough to tell if your system needs a repair or a total replacement. With the right knowledge, you can determine if it’s time to call a professional.
It’s helpful to understand how your AC works and how to identify serious issues. If you know what’s wrong with your AC system, you can make an informed decision on AC repair or replacement.
How Long Should an AC Unit Last?
The life span of an AC unit depends on the model and the geographic area. In Georgia and throughout the South, many need to run their air conditioner regularly throughout the spring and summer months. This can stress every part of the system, wearing out an AC quicker than in other regions.
For air conditioners in Georgia, it’s a safe bet that they will need replacing every 10 to 15 years. If the system is maintained well throughout the years, it may last longer.
Signs That You Need a New Air Conditioner
When an air conditioner is starting to degrade to the point of replacement, it’s important to know what to look for. These are a few common signs that your AC is ready for replacement:
- Failure to cool the entire home: A central air conditioner should be able to cool down a whole home without a problem. Depending on the size of the home, it may take longer to cool down a large property. Over time, your AC may struggle to cool down the home as quickly as it did in the past. While your system may need a motor replacement or coolant refill, it is also a warning sign that it’s time for a complete system replacement.
- Unresponsive to thermostat changes: Your air conditioner should react to thermostat changes within one minute of making a change. An electronic thermostat should send a signal to the system quickly, and the system should respond fast. Using a thermostat app may take longer. If your thermostat doesn’t seem to control your AC unit quickly, you may need rewiring services, a new thermostat, or a new AC unit.
- Loud noise while operating: Every air conditioner will make a sound while running. Over time, you’ll get used to the volume of your home’s AC. However, if the system sounds like it’s struggling more than usual, that’s a sign of major damage. Without proper care, the sounds get louder, and your system may break down completely.
- 10 to 15 years since last replacement: Every air conditioner has a maximum life span. Even with great care, an air conditioner will need replacing after 10 to 15 years. It may be time to look into replacement services if it has been that long since your last AC replacement.
These signs can give you a sense of your AC unit’s status. If your air conditioner is experiencing any of these issues, it’s time to call a professional. Repairs may be able to keep the system running for a short time, but replacement is likely the best option.
Keep Your Property Cool With Help From Conditioned Air
When you need a new air conditioner installed, rely on Conditioned Air, Inc. for the job. Our crew has installed countless air conditioners throughout the Macon, GA, region. We understand how to carefully remove old AC units, heat pumps, evaporators, and condensers. We know how to install new systems that are built to last.
Don’t sweat it out in the South when Conditioned Air is here to help. Schedule with us online for your air conditioner replacement or call us at 478-742-8768 today!