4 Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Repair Or Replacement

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If you have had your air conditioning repaired time and time again, it’s time to consider replacing it. We understand that when it comes time to replace the air conditioner in your home, it is a big decision. If you’re wondering when the right time to replace your air conditioner is, we’ve listed some simple tips here to help.

  1. Is it inefficient?
    Have you noticed that when your air conditioning comes on, your energy bill skyrockets? Look closely at your energy bill and see where it’s being allotted. If you see a spike when your home’s air conditioner is in use, it’s probably inefficient. Unfortunately, as it gets older, it will likely become more and more inefficient. This may be an indicator that it’s time to replace.
  2. Is it old?
    Over time and extended use, your air conditioner will wear out. It’s a mechanical device and won’t last forever. So, look at how old the unit is and how reliable it will be in the coming years. If it has already needed a lot of repair and uses outdated technology, it’s time to look at replacement options. Air conditioning units today are made with new and advanced upgrades and will be much more reliable and energy efficient in the long run.
  3. How much are you paying for repair?
    If you are paying more than $1,000 a year to make repairs on your unit, it’s time to think about replacing. There are a variety of new systems out there that can fit your budget well. The average monthly payment of a completely new system is usually the equivalent of just one repair appointment.
  4. Is it making loud noises?
    Is your air conditioner making a lot of noise when it is in use? This could indicate that the system is either broken or at the end of its life. A new system will be extremely quiet and oftentimes, you won’t even know its running.

These are some of the most common indicators that your air conditioner needs replacing. Give our sales team a call today to talk about some air conditioning options that will fit your budget and the overall needs of your home. We’re happy to come out and look at your space and advise if a new system is needed or if a simple repair will do the job. We’re focused on quality service and installation, no matter how big or small the job is.

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16 Responses

  1. I’ve had my air conditioner for about ten years now. It hasn’t been cooling my house very well, and it’s been making this weird rattling sound. It looks like these are signs of a failing air conditioner! I’ll make sure to see if I can get that fixed. Thanks!

  2. Hi Braden!
    It very well could be in need of repair or replacement. Give us a call at (503) 357- 5663 and we will be happy to come out and take a look at it!
    Cheers!

  3. That’s good to know that loud noises on a HVAC unit are not a good thing. My heater is getting older like you mentioned and it’s been having a hard time keeping up with the demands I’m putting on it. I’ll have to call a repair service and see if there really is something wrong or if it’s my imagination Thanks for the awesome advice and info!

  4. We’re happy to come out and take a look at it!
    Give us a call today to get on the schedule!

  5. I really like tip number three because it really is one of the easiest signs to notice that you may need to replace your air conditioner soon. If you are paying well more than the cost of a new air conditioner unit, every time your current one breaks down, then you know that there’s a problem. Choosing to buy a new one rather than having the old one repaired again in this instance could also save you on your energy bills in the future.

  6. This is some great information, and I appreciate your point that old air conditioning systems tend to be less efficient. Whenever my AC runs, I get really big spikes in my energy bill, and I want to fix that. I’ll definitely look into having a new air conditioner installed so I can be using a more energy efficient one. Thanks for the great post!

  7. We’re happy to come out and provide some options for you that fit your budget! Give us a call!

  8. Absolutely true!! A new one not only saves money, but is more energy efficient, which in the end will save you money on utility bills!

  9. I’m really glad I found this post because I’ve been wondering if my AC unit needs to be repaired or replaced. I didn’t know that if you’re paying more than $1,000 a year for air conditioning repairs, it’s probably worth it to get your unit replaced. I’ll keep that in mind next time I get mine repaired!

  10. Yes, it’s important to get it replaced if you’re dumping a lot of money into repair! It will save you money in the long run!
    Give us a call today for a free quote on a new system.

  11. I like that you point out that you may just replace the unit instead of trying to repair it. Repairs can be frequent when something gets old. It might just end up costing you more money to fix the old unit. You may as well just replace it!

  12. And new systems are so energy efficient, they can end up saving you money in the long run!

  13. I know my air conditioner is at least 5 years old and has been has maintenance done to it only a few times. I’m not sure at what age an air conditioning unit should be replaced, but I know that my unit is going slower every month. Your tip about getting a new one is helpful because then you can be sure it isn’t using outdated technology but instead is up to date.

  14. Regular maintenance is key. This can help diagnose problems before they start & help the unit last longer.

  15. Thanks for bringing to my attention that loud noises are indicative that your AC system should be replaced. My system didn’t used to make any noise, but now it’s starting to rattle while it’s on. Perhaps it would be a good idea to get a professional inspection and see if the unit should be replaced.

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