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HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU REPLACE YOUR AIR CONDITIONING?

Photo of an air conditioning installed on a rooftop.

Did you know that 70% of sudden deaths recorded during the western Canada heatwave resulted from extreme temperatures? By controlling your home's temperature, AC units reduce the risks of dehydration and heatstroke. You can also consider air conditioning your house to improve air quality. Like most machinery, your air conditioning unit will need some repairs or a replacement when the service life is almost over. Your AC replacement should serve to reduce the humidity in your home that adds to the discomfort of summer heat. Knowing when to consider an AC replacement in your home can be challenging. You might have to look out for signs of failure in your AC unit before making an informed decision. This article looks into various factors determining how often you should replace your air conditioning system with a new unit.

Older Units An increase in breakdowns indicates that your AC is getting old. With old age, your AC unit loses energy efficiency and reduces its performance. Reduced efficiency implies that you will have to pay more to cool your home than it'd cost you with a newer unit. With a lifespan of around 15 years, consider an AC replacement for units that are ten years and above. Frozen Coils and Refrigerant Leakages Dirt and tiny fragments can clog filters and ducts, preventing the warm air from getting to the coils. The clogged pathways prevent the coils from cooling the air and freeze the coils. Without the refrigerant in the coils, air conditioning will cease to occur. When there's a leak, your air conditioning system will lack sufficient coolant to keep working. Service Plus Plumbing and Heating can sort out your repair needs and get your AC unit replaced when the damage runs too deep. Faulty Thermostats A thermostat measures the temperature, relaying a message to your AC unit about when to turn on and off. A defective thermostat will send inaccurate information to the air conditioning system. This makes your unit operate in an irregular sequence of turning on and off, causing wear and tear. Your journeyman will troubleshoot your unit for problems and recommend the best solution moving forward. Moving to a New Home Service Plus Plumbing and Heating can help you with the best AC replacement when moving from a small house to a bigger house. Your air conditioning technician in Kamloops can conduct a proper load analysis of your new space. The observation will help determine the area of your space and guide you in choosing the right-sized AC unit for your large home. Know When to Replace Your Air Conditioning Unit Keep in mind what you wish to spend when it’s time to replace your air conditioning unit. It's advisable to start saving in advance if you foresee needing an AC replacement in the future. Signing up for maintenance plans with your air conditioning company will help extend the service life of your AC unit. Regular maintenance will also increase the efficiency of your air conditioning system. Check out Service Plus Plumbing and Heating for all your air conditioning repairs and replacement in Kamloops.

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