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Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Replacing

Summer is almost here, and now is the time to make sure that your air conditioner can get you through another season. For some of us, though, that simply won’t be the case. There comes a point in every air conditioner’s life when no amount of repairs or maintenance will get it through another summer. It’s a good idea to be familiar with the signs that your air conditioner is at that point, so that it doesn’t die on you when you need it the most. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that your air conditioner needs replacing.

Bill Spikes

The main issue with older air conditioners is wear and tear, the slow chipping away of the quality of the parts that make up the system. There’s nothing you can really do about this. It’s simply something that happens over years of normal use. As an air conditioner wears down, it will start to have to stay on for longer and longer periods of time in order to affect the same temperature changes. This will result in a spike in your air conditioning costs. If your monthly bills are going up for no apparent reason, you should look into replacing your system.

Repair Frequency

Unless you never schedule maintenance and run your system all the time, you shouldn’t have to repair your air conditioner more than once every few years. As the system gets towards the end of its life, though, the wear and tear will cause parts of the system to start failing in groups. If you have to repair your air conditioner more than once a year, it’s probably because you need to install a new system.

If you need an air conditioner replaced, call Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning. We offer a full range of air conditioner replacement services throughout Chicago, IL.

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