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Problems with Older Air Conditioning Systems

  • Sep 18, 2017

Older air conditioning systems are very worn out with lots of tear and damage. It usually becomes apparent over time, as parts of the air conditioning system start to dysfunction or system breaks down all at once. Santa Barbara is famous for hot and humid summer months. So when the system fails completely it brings a very undesirable situation.
At A+ Refrigeration, Heating & Air Conditioning, we suggest homeowners change their air conditioning systems once every 10 or 15 years. There are few well-know and apparent problems with older air conditioners. That signal you that it’s time to look for a new one.

Ineffectiveness
Damage in the loop, compressor or the fan put more pressure on your air conditioner to work harder to keep comfortable temperature at your house. In turn, the more energy is used to keep your system running. It is obvious that a 15-year-old AC unit can’t compete with the one designed today in efficiency. This could be the reason for your high electricity bills.

Slow Performance
The older air conditioner the longer it takes to cool your home. Once again, it all comes up to high maintenance and energy bills. With the time, bills will get higher and it would not worth to keep and repair the old system.

Frequent Repairs
The longer you will try to postpone the replacement of your old air conditioning system, the more likely the unit will fail right during the time you will need it the most. If you are constantly repairing your system and bills for repairs are getting higher and higher, than you should probably consider on replacing the entire AC system to save on future repairs.

A+ Refrigeration, Heating & Air Conditioning Can Help

We suggest to take proactive steps and replace the AC system once it starts to show any of signs of aging. A newer system always brings more features and works more efficiently, which is very desirable during hot Santa Barbara summers. Getting new system at a rational time will save you money in the end.

For any questions or services such as AC maintenance and HVAC Repair and Installation, reach us at 805-556-4077 and see why A+ Refrigeration, Heating & Air Conditioning is known as a reliable Santa Barbara, CA heating and air conditioning experts since 2006.