AC Replacement with Older Systems
If you are replacing an air conditioner, be sure that the evaporator coil is replaced with a new one that exactly matches the condenser coil in the new condensing unit. (The air conditioner’s efficiency will likely not improve if the existing evaporator coil is left in place; in fact, the old coil could cause the new compressor to fail prematurely.) It can be hard to know when it is time to replace your air conditioner.
Here Are Some Common Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Air Conditioner:
- Lack of air flow or limited air flow
- Build-up of moisture
- Strange sounds
- Foul smells
- High energy bills
Paying attention to your central air conditioning system saves you money and reduces environmental pollution. Notice whether your existing system is running properly, and maintain it regularly. Or, if you need to purchase a new air conditioner, be sure it is sized and installed correctly and has a good EER or SEER rating.