How to Know an Air Conditioner Has Reached the End of Its Life

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Gilbert HVAC company, Wheeler Air, offers homeowners knowhow before calling for a new air conditioner replacement.

A new air conditioner may be the perfect pre-summer investment for Gilbert residents, but knowing the difference between a unit that needs replacement and air conditioner repair in Gilbert AZ can save homeowners thousands. Wheeler Air offers the following warning signs that indicate replacement is eminent to better educate the public before calling a repair company. The following are indications an air conditioner has reached the end of its lifespan.

10-15 years since installation

Even the highest efficiency unit from a decade or two ago can’t compete with today’s high standards. Regardless of care or constant upkeep, an aging unit is losing efficiency each year and will contribute to higher energy costs.

High utility bills without increased use

If energy bills are soaring while cooling patterns haven’t changed, the efficiency of the unit has been compromised and most likely will only be improved with extensive repair or new unit installation.

Temperature inconsistencies

If using one air conditioning unit to cool the home, each room should be the same temperature and they should match the temperature on the thermostat. Inconsistent temperatures can often be cured through professional repairs, or a new unit installation may be necessary if all other warning signs are also present.

Unusual smells or sounds coming from system

Any unusual activity emitted from an air conditioner or cooling system warrant professional investigation. These sounds or smells could indicate a small issue or are the beginning of a larger breakdown requiring immediate replacement if left untreated.

Increased repair requests

Each year, air conditioners cost homeowners thousands in repairs that may only extend the life of the system a short amount of time. If repairs are piling up, the system is aging, bills are rising, and it’s not working like it should, a new unit installation is the more economical choice.

For more information about air conditioning installation, Gilbert homeowners are encouraged to visit Wheeler Air at or call 480-685-4321.

About Wheeler Air
Wheeler Air has been family owned and operated since 1998 and has continually aimed to provide the greatest level of service to achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction ever since. Serving the Phoenix Metro area and Tucson, Wheeler Air is the leading provider of air conditioning and heating solutions.

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Joanie Faust
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