Air conditioners play an important role in interior spaces, but they come with lifespan limits. AC units need regular maintenance and/or timely replacement. The majority of air conditioners have the capacity to last between 15 and 20 years. However, taking too long to replace these machines can translate into inflated running costs.
The downside of running an older variant is not limited to higher costs, but also includes noise concerns. The devices become increasingly inefficient due to wear and tear. As such, it is important to take note of the manufacturer’s lifespan estimation.
If you constantly have to spend money to repair your HVAC system, chances are those repairs are costing you more than half the cost of a new HVAC. Temperature inconsistencies and high energy bills mean your HVAC system isn't running as efficiently as it used to.
The compressor is the AC component most prone to irreparable wear, and it is the nerve center of a unit’s operation. The compressor can be likened to a piston engine and has the capacity to easily succumb to mechanical stress. This results in inefficiencies that draw more electrical energy to operate optimally. A spike in payable amounts appearing on utility bills will bear evidence of this.If the compressor fails to run, this leads to complete AC system failure. A compressor does not come cheap and its failure usually translates to replacement of the entire air conditioner unit. Opting to repair the compressor comes with additional costs since the refrigerant line has to be drained and replenished.
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