The Most Common Reasons to Replace Your Air Conditioner


Among the expensive home appliance to replace is your air-conditioning unit. You know you’ll eventually need a new one. But you definitely want to be sure that it’s necessary. So, how do you know when it’s time to replace or schedule a preventive maintenance with SmoothRepair’s AC Technician?

Here are 5 of the biggest reasons most facility managers or home owners find themselves replacing their Air Conditioning system

  1. Aging Air Conditioning System

A certified AC technician may recommend an AC system replacement due to the age of the system. You should expect your unit to last for ten (10) years at least. The average AC unit has a lifespan of between 10 and 15 years. Regular preventative maintenance with SmoothRepair’s AC technicians will extend the lifespan as long as possible before it is necessary to replace your AC unit.

  1. Low Energy Efficiency

The wonders of technological improvement means that new units are much more energy-efficient than old units. If your energy bills are too high you may consider an Air Conditioning unit replacement.  Energy experts suggest that a new energy-efficient system should save between 20% and 30% more energy each month.

To reduce your bills even more than just replacing your Air Conditioning unit, you can ask a certified technician on SmoothRepairs to look at your ductwork as well. The average AC system loses 20% to 30% of its energy to leaky ducts. Wrong installation of a central air conditioner can result in leaky ducts and low airflow. Fixing cracks and seals in ductwork can help you save even more energy and money.

  1. R-22 Leak

If your Air conditioner unit needs more coolant, it has a leak and needs repair by an AC technician. However, that repair might be much more expensive than you expect.

Avoid the temptation to ask your Air Conditioner technician or HVAC service company to “just top off the coolant.” Think of it like a car tire. An automobile tire that constantly leaks air is okay to drive on for a short while. But what you really need to do is change the tire. This goes for an air conditioner that leaks coolant.

Air Conditioner manufacturers stopped making units with R-22 in 2010, and production of R-22 itself will end in 2020, just a little over 1 years away. If you experience any problems at all with a R-22 system, it may be time to change your HVAC system.

  1. Poor Air Quality

Your Air Conditioner system doesn’t just cool your home. It manages your home’s air quality. It provides ventilation, moving air throughout the home. It manages humidity and filters allergens and harmful particles out of the air.

Poor air quality is associated to allergies and respiratory problems. If someone is suffering from any respiratory issues, your aging air conditioner could be hurting them. Consider changing your Air Condition system. Too much of indoor humidity may also be a sign to repairs or replace your AC system.

We believe that air conditioning repair and installation comes down to a matter of speed and trust. Technicians on SmoothRepairs has years of experience in professional air conditioning repair, installations and many more. Our support services are ready to answer your call 24 hours a day as we integrate leading edge technology to offer professional and domestic onsite services to customers on demand across Nigeria. Reach out to us for repairs, maintenance and installation services.


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