Air conditioners are manufactured to last between 15 and 20 years. Once they get older than that, they become significantly less cost-effective to operate. Problems of all kinds start to crop up, and the entire process just becomes much more trouble than it’s worth. Oftentimes, you would be far better off in the long run if you just replaced your air conditioning system once it got older than two decades. Read on to find out why installing a new air conditioner would serve you better than keeping your old one running.
PartsAs the years go by and the industry advances, methods used for manufacturing climate control systems naturally improve. This is a good thing…unless you’re trying to keep your old air conditioner working. As the methods for manufacturing change, oftentimes parts will change as well. So, when a part in your air conditioner breaks and you need to replace it, it will be harder and harder to find depending on how old the system is. If your air conditioner is so old that only a handful of places carry the parts anymore, you can bet that it will be much more expensive to obtain what you need.
Wear and TearEven assuming you have access to the right air conditioner parts, though, you’ll have to use them more often if you want to keep your old air conditioner. The older a system gets, the more years of wear and tear it accumulates. This will cause parts of the system to start failing in rapid succession, causing many problems for the air conditioner. If you need to replace part of your air conditioner every few months, it would be far better if you just installed a new system entirely.
Magnolia Plumbing, heating & Cooling offers air conditioner installation services throughout Gaithersburg, MD.