The average heating and air unit will last between 10 to 15 years if it has been kept in good shape and had regular maintenance done. However, it is possible to get more life out of the Amana air conditioner Conway AR technicians installed. Unfortunately, no matter how well you care for your unit, at some point it will need to be replaced either out of inefficiency or total breakdown. The timing for replacing your HVAC unit can depend on many things, though the following pointers can help you make the best replacement decision.
- The Cold Air Is Gone
If your unit isn’t releasing cold air on a consistent basis, you may have a problem with the unit. Technicians can tell you if it is a simple freon leak or a broken compressor, and if the repair is too expensive, you may want to consider replacing the unit. If it is older than 10 years and the repair will cost more than $2,000, you may want to invest in a new one.
- There Is Moisture or Leaking Around the Unit
It is normal for a unit to experience some condensation around it, but if you continually find excessive moisture or puddles of water in the area, it is a sign of a bigger problem. In addition to the damage that can be done to floors and furniture from a leak, if there is coolant leaking, it is a health risk.
- Your Unit Requires Constant Attention
While having an occasional need to call a repair tech to your unit is normal, having to have the same repair made over and over is a problem. At some point, it will be a better investment to spend the money on a new unit instead of repairs. This is the case when the unit is over 10 years old, as newer units are more energy-efficient and have better warranties.
Call an HVAC service if you are having problems with your unit. They can tell you how old it is and if it should be replaced.