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3 Signs That Your Air Conditioner Needs Replacing

Summer is almost here, and now is the time to determine whether or not your air conditioner can survive another hot season. The question is: do you know when your old system is ready to be replaced? If you try and get through another summer with an air conditioner that isn’t able to cope with it, you may find yourself with a broken system in the middle of a hot day. So, in order to avoid that unpleasant possibility, have a look at these 3 signs that your air conditioner needs replacing.

Rising Operating Costs

The older a system gets, the more wear and tear it accumulates. This will cause a slow, but steady, drop in the efficiency of the system. As the air conditioner has to stay on longer and longer to achieve the target temperature, the cost to operate it will start to rise. If you notice your monthly electric bills rising sharply when you use your air conditioner, it may be time to replace it.

Increasing Repairs

Normally, you shouldn’t have to have your air conditioning system repaired more than once or twice a year. In an old and worn out system, however, parts will eventually start to fail in relatively rapid succession. If you have to have your air conditioner repaired every few months, it means that you need to get a new one.


Air conditioning systems typically last around 20 years at most. There are those that last longer, but by and large 20 years is considered a full lifespan. Even if your air conditioner seems to be working fine at 20+ years old, you could probably still save more money by replacing it with a more efficient system than by keeping it.

If you need a new air conditioner, call Westland Heating and Air Conditioning. We install air conditioners throughout the Avon area.

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