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Signs You Need to Replace Your Air Conditioner Before Summer

Air Condition Repair

We have a couple of months before summer really gets going. However, now is the time that you should be getting your home ready for the warmest months of the year. Part of those preparations is making sure that your air conditioning system is up to the task of keeping your home cool for another summer. If you’re not sure whether or not your current air conditioner is up to the task, read on to find out.


Air conditioners tend to last between 20 and 25 years. You can keep a system operating past that point, if you’re willing to spend the money. However, considering the problems that older air conditioners tend to develop it’s almost certainly going to be cheaper to install a new system.

Rising Operating Costs

As an air conditioner gets older, it starts to accumulate more wear on the individual parts of the system. The more the parts wear down, the less efficient the system will be as a whole. The air conditioner will steadily decline in efficiency, which will force it to stay on for longer periods of time. This will result in higher monthly bills. If your operating costs are going up for your air conditioner for no apparent reason, it’s time to consider replacing it.


Aside from the occasional freak occurrence, you shouldn’t have to have your air conditioner repaired very often at all. The closer a system is to the end of its life, though, the more repairs it’s going to need. If you have to repair your air conditioner more than once a year, you should talk to a professional about whether or not you need a new one.

If you need a new air conditioning system, call Sunset Air. We offer a full range of air conditioning installation services in Olympia, WA.

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