Legendary Phoenix’s Suns powerforward Charles Barkley has a saying. It goes, “father time is undefeated.” While Barkley delivered these wise words while talking about the athletic prime of basketball players, this elegant aphorism can apply to many walks of life. Time cannot be resist.Everything gets older. Everything ages. Basketball players, presidents, you, me, we all age. So to do air conditioning units!If you have an older air conditioning unit, it may soon be time to replace it. Look for these warning signs.
Power Bill Spike
Is your power bill unusually high? When determining this, you should not look at how your power bill changes on a month-to-month basis. As the weather changes, so too will your energy use. Instead, compare it to the same month in previous years. If your power bill has spiked dramatically, your old air conditioning unit may be the cause. Investing in a new air conditioning you could save you money in the long run.
Yes, some air conditioning parts wear down over time, causing breakdowns and necessity repairs. Depending on the cause of the breakdown, these repairs can be costly. They can also impact the overall function of the air conditioning unit. As parts wear out, breakdowns can lead to other breakdowns. At some point, paying for repairs becomes unfeasible. If you are experiencing constant breakdowns, it may be time for a new air conditioning unit.
Reached Retirement Age
What age do you want to retire? You are probably of the mindset, “the earlier, the better.” Your air conditioner is a little different. It WANTS to keep working for you as long as it possibly can. Unfortunately, there comes a point when it just can’t do its job anymore. A point when retirement is forced upon it. Usually, this is between 10-15 years of age.