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Signs That You Need to Replace Your Commercial Air Conditioner

With summer upon us, many people are placing a high priority on keeping cool. This is especially important in commercial buildings, which typically have more problems with things like climate control. Though your commercial air conditioner is a great asset for keeping comfortable during the summer, it doesn’t endure forever. It’s important to recognize when your commercial air conditioner is getting close to breaking down permanently, so you can have it replaced as soon as possible. Read on for some of the more common signs that your air conditioner is in need of replacement.

Efficiency Problems

The steady buildup of wear and tear from years of use will eventually cause the efficiency of the air conditioning system to drop. This will force it to stay on for a longer and longer period of time to affect the same temperature changes. When you start to notice that it costs more and more money to run your air conditioner, it’s a sign that you need to replace it.

Repairs Increase

Normally, you shouldn’t need to repair your air conditioner more than a couple of times a year, if that. If your commercial system requires repairs every few months, though, it means that it is coming to the end of its lifespan. This is because the various parts of the system each wear down at a different rate. When the system gets close to breaking down, the various parts will start breaking in fairly rapid succession.


The age of your system is a good way to determine whether or not you need to replace it. Typically, if your air conditioner is over 20 years old, you should have it checked out for other problems. Once a system gets that old, it starts to degrade much faster. Replacing an old air conditioner will also save you money in terms of efficiency.

If you need to replace your commercial air conditioner, call Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning. We install commercial air conditioners throughout Chicago, IL.

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