4 Reasons to Replace Your AC
As a commercial building owner, replacing your air conditioning system is likely not at the top of your to-do list. But, there are plenty of telltale signs that indicate when it’s time to do so. Plus, putting off the purchase of a new unit could prove to be more costly in the long run. Here’s a look at the top four reasons to replace your AC.
1. Your AC has reached the end of its life.
Older machines are a breakdown (and headache) waiting to happen. But, depending on how well you’ve maintained your AC over the years, it may last longer than others. The average lifespan of a commercial air conditioning system is 15 to 20 years. However, poorly maintained systems could require replacement after five to 10 years.
On the other hand, you can tell when it’s time to replace your AC by gauging its performance after it’s been serviced or repaired. If the system is aging and not responding to simple repairs or parts replacements, it’s time for a new one.
2. Your AC is experiencing inconsistent performance.
Along the same lines, if your AC is repeatedly experiencing the same issues and performing inconsistently, you should replace it. One of the most common issues that our customers find is uneven cooling or varying temperatures from room to room. Or, the air coming out of the vents is weak or nonexistent, as well as too hot. Overall, if your unit is running continuously or cycling excessively, it’s a sign that something has gone wrong and could be beyond repair.
3. Your AC is emitting funky odors.
If you’ve gone years without any issues and suddenly notice foul odors coming from your vents, replace your AC right away. When this happens, the building should be evacuated immediately. These smells are not only unpleasant, but they could potentially be noxious gases. And, these gases are incredibly dangerous to the health of everyone in your building. In the worst cases, these odors are linked to the presence of deadly carbon monoxide outside of the AC unit. So, err on the side of caution and purchase a new system at once.
4. Your energy bills have increased.
Higher energy bills are a telltale sign that it’s time to replace your AC unit. Whether you’re experiencing irregular cycling or failing parts, inefficient performance will undoubtedly increase your utility bill – especially if the unit is older. At this point, it’s better to replace your AC rather than spend additional money on costly repairs and high energy invoices.
Let The Severn Group Replace Your AC
Whether you need to replace a small or large-capacity air conditioning system, The Severn Group can help. We have the expertise necessary to successfully replace your AC unit. And, we also offer a wide range of solutions for any budget and promise your new system will be installed properly. To learn more, call us today at 443-837-0828.