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Signs You Need a New AC

If you take proper care of your air conditioner, you can get it to last a pretty long time. However, no amount of care and maintenance will get your system to last forever. Sooner or later, the thing will die and you’ll need to get a new one. What’s important is that you be able to recognize the signs that you need to install a new air conditioning system. You don’t want to have your system break down permanently in the middle of summer, after all. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need to replace your air conditioner.


The older an air conditioner gets, the more worn out it becomes. As the system wears down and starts to lose efficiency, it starts to operate for longer and longer in order to compensate. This results in higher operating costs, which are reflected in your monthly bills. If your monthly bills start to rise for no apparent reason, you should consider replacing your air conditioner.


The same wear and tear that causes higher operating bills will eventually stretch beyond that. The various parts of the air conditioner will become so worn down that they start to fail in groups. This will cause the system to break down more and more frequently. If you need to repair your air conditioner every few months, you need to just replace it if you want to save money.


Air conditioners typically last 15-20 years. After that, they develop so many problems like the ones listed above that they aren’t worth maintaining anymore. If your air conditioner is older than 20 years, talk to a professional about replacing it.

Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing offers a full range of air conditioning installation services throughout Potomac, MD. Call today for an appointment.