If your air conditioner has been used for a while and it’s exhibiting unusual behavior, it could be a sign that the system is nearing the end of its useful life. Deciding whether to replace the unit or repair it hinges on factors such as the age of the system and the cost of repairs relative to the cost of replacing the entire system.
A split-system air conditioner typically lasts between seven and ten years, while a ducted system has a lifespan of ten to fifteen years on average. With proper and timely maintenance, your unit could exceed its initial lifespan. However, neglecting maintenance can shorten its lifespan and necessitate early replacement.
You and your air conditioner may have the misfortune of receiving substandard work if you unwittingly hired an unqualified or disinterested technician. Unfortunately, these situations do occur and can be incredibly frustrating. When your air conditioner is not installed correctly, various issues may arise, such as incorrect refrigerant levels and leaky ducts.
In such cases, the only remedy is to hire a qualified technician who can install the system correctly and ensure that it operates at peak efficiency.
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Did you know that small rodents and reptiles are among the top 5 reasons why air conditioning systems fail? They can easily access the small spaces where the electrical components of your air conditioner are stored. You might be surprised when your technician opens the electrical component cover and discovers a charred and crispy critter that could have fried your PCB. While this discovery identifies the cause of the problem, the unfortunate consequence is that you will need to replace the affected part or the entire system. Fortunately, many air conditioner manufacturers now offer a special coating to protect the electrical components from such issues. When upgrading your system, be sure to inquire about this feature to avoid similar problems in the future.
Refrigerant is the substance in your air conditioner that coverts hot air into cool air. Low refrigerant levels or a refrigerant leak could be the issue that results in your air conditioning system shutting down.
Unfortunately, unless you are a licensed refrigerant technician you will not be able to fix this issue. Refrigerant technicians are able to test the refrigerant levels, find and fix the leak and then safely, add refrigerant to the correct level. It is also important to mention that refrigerant is very harmful to the environment so fixing a leak is vital.
Air conditioners are like every complex machine we own.
Like cars, they need to be maintained regularly to ensure they run at their optimum and reach their maximum lifespan. Neglecting to maintain them can result in breakdowns and a shorter lifespan, ultimately requiring premature replacement.
Here are some warning signs that indicate your air conditioner requires immediate attention:
- The indoor unit is leaking.
- A strong scent is smelt when turned on.
- Error codes appear when turned on.
- No sign of life at all.
Most manufactures recommend a qualified technician perform a full system clean and service once per year minimum. How frequently you maintain your air conditioner depends how often you use. For example, if you use your air conditioner daily throughout the year, such as while working from home, it should be serviced every 6 months. Regular maintenance is the key to saving money and ensuring that your comfort is not disrupted.