When is it Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

When to Buy a New Air Conditioner

Nothing lasts forever, including appliances. How do you know whether your air conditioner is nearing the end of its lifespan — and how do you decide when to pull the plug and select a new unit? It’s still chilly outside, but this is the time of year to start thinking about air conditioning. Here are some signs that your unit might be ready to be put out of its misery.

  1. You’re getting your air conditioner repaired. A lot.

At Pro Ace, we do our very best to keep your air conditioner repair costs reasonable. Still, frequent repair bills add up over time. That’s in addition to the inconvenience of possible outages. If you’re sinking more and more money into ever more frequent repairs, upgrading now may save you money over waiting until the unit is completely beyond help.

  1. Your air conditioner is more than a decade old.

Newer units are more efficient, reducing the hit to your pocket book and the impact on the planet. If your air conditioning unit is more than ten years old, then choosing a new ENERGY STAR model of air conditioner will start saving you money on electricity bills immediately. And air conditioners are really designed to sunset after a decade of use.

  1. You’re sweating in some rooms and freezing in others.

Inconsistent temperatures throughout the house are one of the major signs that an air conditioner is showing its age. You want an air conditioner because you want a uniformly comfortable environment. If your air conditioner used to provide that and now isn’t, it may be a sign that it’s no longer up to the job. There are other reasons for inconsistent cooling, though, so if you’re having this problem, contact a Pro Ace HVAC Heating & Cooling technician to find out why.

  1. Your energy bill is going up.

We all know that energy costs creep up over time, and energy is a major expense of a home or business. But if your energy bill keeps climbing, it may be a sign that your air conditioner is working much harder, and using much more energy, to provide the same level of cooling. A new unit will be more efficient and not have to work as hard.

Buying an Air Conditioner from Pro Ace in Vancouver

Are you having trouble deciding whether your air conditioner needs to be replaced? The trusted HVAC technicians at Pro Ace will never rush you into replacement. Buying a new air conditioning unit is a big step, and we’re happy to discuss your options with you.

If you do decide to proceed with replacement, we work with the brands we’ve learned to trust over our 17 years in business. Pro Ace Heating & Cooling is based in Burnaby, and supplies technicians to Vancouver, North Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, Surrey, and Langley.