You knew this day was coming. Every appliance has a lifespan, and your air conditioner is no different. There’s only so much that expert air conditioner repair can do to string a long an older model. Eventually, you’ll have no other choice but to replace it. Not sure if it’s your A/C’s time yet? We’ll let you know some of the most common signs your appliance has reached the end of its life.
- Plain old age
In 2007, the National Association of Home Builders partnered with the Bank of America to discover the life expectancy of common household appliances. The average air conditioner was included in their study. With regular maintenance and routine repairs, they found A/C units usually last anywhere between 10-15 years. If you inherited the machine when you bought your house, your unit may be topping out on its life expectancy. Those units that are older than 15 years old will be less efficient than their younger counterparts.
- Repair Wrap Sheet
We’ve got a talented team of appliance repair technicians that Toronto trusts to serve their machines, and we’ll respond to every call as soon as possible to deliver reliable results. But if we’re making frequent visits to repair your A/C, our services may no longer be the more affordable option. Older models especially will naturally have more wear and tear on their machinations, which will cause parts to fail more often. Despite it being our business to service your A/C, we don’t want to see you spending your money needlessly. We suggest you tally up the cost of repairs versus the cost of the appliance and installation and see which one is in your budget’s best interest.
- Your Hydro Bill
When your A/C is squealing or refusing to cool the air of your home, these are obvious signs there’s an issue with your appliance. But sometimes the problem is a silent and invisible concern, and you won’t notice it until you start to see the rise in your hydro bill. As air conditioners age, they become less efficient over time. Eventually, this degradation in performance will add up and you’ll see it on your electricity bill. Similarly, an appliance that’s too small or large for the space that it’s meant to condition will end up costing you more than you need to be spending.
Any persistent issues of heating and purifying your air should be considered carefully alongside your budget. Some breakdowns are fully repairable by our expert technicians. Others, especially those due to age, can’t – in which case it’s time to start researching the best names in the latest, most efficient appliances. Until then, we can only encourage you to look after your A/C and make sure it’s up to the task this summer.
Now that we’ve hit the hottest month of the season, your air conditioner is facing down the hardest 31 days of its annual operation. It may need some extra help to make sure you keep cool despite the humid weather, and we’re more than happy to supply it. With technicians available around the clock, we can take a look at your appliance whenever you need us. So if your A/C still has some life in it, make sure to give us a call. We can guarantee it lasts as long as possible before you need to say your final goodbyes.