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August 27, 2021

How Do I Know If My Air Conditioner Will Last Another Year?

Your Trusted AC Experts in Ottawa Offer Tips on When to Replace an Old AC

If your Ottawa home’s cooling is currently dependent on an old and tired air conditioning unit, it may be time for you to decide between AC maintenance and AC replacement for the current year. With routine servicing and timely repairs, most ACs will last up to 10 to 15 years. However, if your AC is already nearing the end of its lifespan, it could potentially break down in the middle of a hot summer. The last-minute hassle of replacing an old AC means:

  • Insufficient time to research different brands, evaluate your options, and organize your finances
  • Sultry spaces that leave you and your loved ones sweating and uncomfortable
  • Higher costs as you may not be able to take advantage of seasonal deals and discounts

The Energy Centre’s AC Experts suggest that homeowners should watch for certain key signs to identify an old and failing AC that may not last you through the season.

  • Is the air flow and cooling uniform across all the rooms in your home?
  • Is there any excessive leakage or moisture around your AC unit, which is leading to secondary issues, such as moisture, and mold?
  • Does your AC make any loud or unusual sounds, such as whistling, banging, rattling, or grinding?
  • Does your AC need frequent component repairs or replacement to keep it running through the season?
  • Are your energy bills showing an unusual spike in recent months?

If you are experiencing any of the issues listed above, it is possible that you may not be able to extend the life of your AC unit for another year. Instead of postponing your AC replacement decision by another year, consider investing in a new one sooner.

Discuss your options for replacement versus air conditioner repairs in Ottawa with one of the experienced and licensed HVAC professionals at The Energy Centre. Call us at 613-746-7000 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.


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