After encountering a host of issues with your air conditioner such as, it’s not cooling enough, there’s water leakage, and other issues – you may start to wonder: “Do I need a new air conditioner?”
A new air conditioner may be expensive and will likely put a dent in your wallet. So, before you go and buy a new air conditioner, there are several things that you need to consider.
- Your air conditioner is less than 10 years old
Take a look at the age of your air conditioner. The typical shelf life of an air conditioner is 10-15 years. When your air conditioner breaks down or acts up and it’s not over 15 years old, chances are your air conditioner may need professional cleaning. Dust, mould, grime and other toxic contaminants may have accumulated in your air conditioner over time. These harmful toxins expose you and your family to health issues such as asthma.
A regular clean and proper maintenance of your air conditioner keeps it in tip top working order. Call in the professionals to do a thorough cleaning of your air conditioner.
- When it’s cheaper to have it fixed
Just like an old car, you might need to consider the amount of money that you pour into your air conditioner. You need to ask yourself these questions:
Is it more practical to have the air conditioner repaired/serviced considering its age? What’s the scope of the repairs that needed to be done?
You can contact a professional to thoroughly inspect your air conditioner and provide you with the estimates. If your old air conditioner only needs minor fixes and doesn’t need frequent repairs, then there’s really no need for you to buy a new one.
- Your old air conditioner still works
Your old air conditioner still works, despite its age. Your air conditioner is still running efficiently, providing you with cool and refreshing air indoors. It’s also not spiking up your electricity bill, as old appliances and equipment tend to do.
Your air conditioning bills make up half of your power bill. You can, however, keep it down when you improve your air conditioner’s efficiency.
Improve your air conditioner’s efficiency to save on your power bill with these three doable ways: have a programmable thermostat installed, keep your air conditioner filters clean, and let the professionals do regular cleaning of your air conditioner.
Air conditioners offer a lot of benefits. It should be properly maintained and cared for so you can use it for 10 years or more. This way, you can also avoid compromising your health or those of your loved ones. Call a trusted air conditioning cleaning company like HydroKleen and set a regular cleaning schedule with them.
At HydroKleen, we have a team of specialists who are experts in removing organisms such as bacteria, fungi, mould, and mildew in air conditioners. These are harmful toxins that are responsible for making you and your family sick. Our comprehensive air conditioning cleaning service will make sure that the air you breathe is fresh and clean to reduce the probability of sickness such as asthma caused by organisms trapped in your air conditioners. Not only will you enjoy good health, you’ll also lengthen the shelf life of your air conditioner.