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When Should I Replace My Air Conditioner?

Tools sitting on top of an HVAC unit.

You depend on your air conditioning system to keep you cool during the summer. When your AC goes out, you could be stuck suffering in the heat until a repair technician can make it to your home or office.

It’s during this moment that you’ll wish you had it replaced before it broke down.

Here are five indications that a new air conditioner may be required in the near future.

Your AC System Requires Frequent Repairs

If your air conditioner is breaking down more frequently, you may be paying a considerable amount for AC repair services. Investing in a new air conditioning system can save you money and time while ensuring the highest degree of comfort for you and your family.

Your Home Does Not Get Cool Enough

Rooms that are too warm are typically signs of an underperforming air conditioning system. If you often experience hot spots inside your home, scheduling a maintenance visit with your local HVAC contractor can provide you with more information on the current condition of your cooling system.

Your AC System Is More Than 10 Years Old

The HVAC experts at ENERGY STAR recommend replacing your AC system every 10 years or so. This will allow you to enjoy the benefits of higher energy efficiency, which can considerably lower the cost of cooling your Ventura County home. According to ENERGY STAR, a new system can potentially save you 20 percent on your cooling costs.

Your Home Is Too Humid

High humidity levels are usually indications that your air conditioning unit is too small or that it is not performing at peak efficiency. If your home is routinely too humid during the summer months, you may be in the market for a new air conditioner to manage your cooling requirements more efficiently.

Your AC System Makes Loud Noises

While not all sounds made by your air conditioning system are grounds for replacement, noisy operation could be caused by a malfunctioning or defective indoor coil.


The heating and cooling experts at West Coast Air Conditioning can diagnose any issues with your air conditioner and provide you with accurate and honest recommendations for repair or replacement of your current system. Give us a call today at (805) 954-9195 to schedule an appointment with our expert technicians. We look forward to the chance to serve you.