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Is It Really Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

Over the years, air conditioning systems tend to decline in performance and efficiency. This is true even if your system is regularly maintained and serviced. Eventually, this will require a system replacement. However, if your system is under 10 years old and seems to be experiencing some of the same problems from season to season, you may want to question if a replacement is actually necessary.

What Causes an Air Conditioner to Perform Poorly?

There could be a number of reasons your air conditioner isn’t performing at its peak level. Perhaps you have a refrigerant leak that is preventing your system from cooling the air. Or maybe there’s a buildup of dirt and debris that is stopping the outside condenser from doing its job effectively.

Whether or not your system is an older one, it’s important that you have a professional, licensed HVAC technician take a look and inspect your system. Some of the symptoms of a failing system are similar to those of which indicate repair needs. We’ve listed some misleading problems below:

  • Your ducts were improperly installed, their joints are loose, or they were attached in the wrong places.
  • Your return ducts are undersized, which isn’t allowing adequate air flow.
  • The blower units in your system have a buildup of dirt and debris.
  • The electrical components of your air conditioner have become worn.

The best way to avoid common problems that plague air conditioners of any age is to schedule regular maintenance. Routine service appointments allow your technician to fully inspect every aspect of your system, clean the entire AC unit, and make recommendations for repairs. Taking care of these repairs right away will help you avoid running into the above-mentioned problems and may even help you avoid premature system replacement.

For air conditioning repairs in Albuquerque, NM, contact Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration today.

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