How to Tell When You Need an Air Conditioner Replacement

Wondering if it’s time to upgrade your air conditioner? Watch for these common signs that it’s time for an air conditioner replacement.

Signs Your AC Needs to Be Replaced

It’s Blowing Warm Air

This is a pretty obvious one, but if your air conditioning suddenly starts blowing warm air, you have a problem. An A/C unit blowing warm air may just need to be repaired, but this can also be a sign that your air conditioner is severely damaged and should be replaced. Have a trusted technician inspect your A/C to determine whether it should be repaired or fully replaced.

Weak Air Flow

If your air conditioner is still blowing cold air, but considerably less cold air than usual is coming through the vents, it may be time to replace your unit with a new one. Weak air flow often indicates a severe issue with the compressor, and when this is the case it is usually best to replace your air conditioner.

It’s Over 10 Years Old

If your A/C unit is more than ten years old, it is likely nearing the end of its lifespan. Even if it is still running well, now is a good time to start to consider replacing it with a newer, more efficient unit. Replacing your old unit before it breaks down can save you a lot of inconvenience, and newer models are generally much more efficient and will result in lower monthly bills.

Unexplained Spike in Monthly Bill

If your cooling bill has increased with no obvious reason why, that likely means that your A/C system is not working as efficiently as it used to. This is something that happens as air conditioners age. While your A/C may still be working fine, if it is running inefficiently and costing you more money on a monthly basis, it may be worthwhile to replace it with a new, more efficient unit.

You’ve had to Repair it Frequently

If you’ve had to have your air conditioner repaired a few times recently, that’s a good sign it’s time to get a new system. When an air conditioner begins to have issues and needs repairs more frequently, it will likely just continue to need repairs more and more until it eventually breaks down entirely. Cutting your losses now and replacing it with a new system will save you money on repair fees.

If you need air conditioner replacement or repair services, call McMullen’s Refrigeration & Heating today! We are happy to provide you with a free cost estimate and our professional recommendations.

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  • North to Ponoka and west to Eckville
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