Your central air conditioning system is an expensive investment. However, like your furnace, car or water heater, it isn’t built to last forever. This means that at some point, you are going to have to suck it up and purchase a new one.

But just stop and think about the number of years your air conditioner kept you cool in the heat and made life a whole lot more comfortable.

But even if you have your air conditioning system looked at every year by a qualified technician from Total Care Heating and Air, your San Bernardino AC service, you can still expect it to last about 10 to 15 years. Here are a few signs that perhaps it is time to seriously consider having your old AC unit replaced.

Age of Your Current System

Like we stated earlier, you can expect your AC system to last about 10 to 15 years before it needs to be replaced. If your system is more than 10 years old and it is in need of repair, it might make more sense and save you more money in the long run just to have it replaced instead.

If you have reservations about replacing your air conditioner remember that new air conditioners are more energy efficient than the one you have now and you will save money on energy costs.

It’s Getting Expensive to Fix

If you find that you have to call us up every year to fix your air conditioner, then it is probably time just to have it replaced. At some point, the money you spent to fix your old unit year after year will be more than a new one.

Costs are Increasing

If you have been noticing a steady increase in your utility bill and yet you haven’t changed the way you are using appliances, it could be an indication that your air conditioner is no longer as efficient as it once was. You might want to consider having it replaced.

Excessive Noise

It is never a good sign when your air conditioner is making too much noise. While a noise from a newer air conditioner deserves a call to an AC repair service, a noise from an older unit could mean it’s time to have it replaced.

You’re Too Hot

If you have the air conditioner on and you still feel too hot, it probably means you need to have it replaced. As your air conditioner ages, it will have to work harder and harder to keep your home cool and comfortable. At some point, it might run almost all of the time just to maintain a cooler indoor temperature.

Big Repair Cost

If your air conditioner is older than ten years old and it needs to have a major part replaced or repaired and it will be very expensive, you may as well just buy a new one instead.

If it is time for you to have your air conditioning system replaced, give Total Care Heating and Air a call and we can get you set up right away.