As time goes on, air conditioners become more and more advanced. They are more efficient, more durable, and have plenty of other useful features. Yet, nothing lasts forever. Eventually, your air conditioner will become outdated or shut down completely.

Dealing with a total system shut down last minute can be stressful. You have to find a reputable HVAC contractor like Modern Air Solutions, figure out a budget, choose a new system, and wait for it to be installed. Rather than packing this process into a few days, it is more helpful to look for signs your system is on its way out so you can plan ahead. Below are 5 signs your air conditioner will likely need to be replaced soon.

It’s Over Ten Years Old

The average lifespan of most systems is about ten years. Therefore, if your system is almost ten years old, you may want to keep an eye on it and start thinking about a replacement. If you have taken good care of your air conditioner and ensured it has received annual maintenance from Modern Air Solutions, it may end up lasting longer than ten years. On the other hand, if you have neglected your air conditioner, it may not last quite as long.

By taking these and the other variable on this list into account, you can help determine if your system will need to be replaced soon. Alternatively, you can also contact Modern Air Solutions in Bensalem, PA to help you determine how much longer your air conditioner will last.

You Have Been Needing More Repairs

If your air conditioner has been breaking down more often or needing more repairs than usual, this can signal that your system is on its way out. At some point buying a new system will become more cost effective than continuing to fix your current system. Before this happens, it is a good idea to start setting aside your extra cash to help pay for your new system. Doing so will help make investing in a replacement seem less extreme when it's time for Modern Air Solutions to install your new air conditioner.

Lack of Efficiency

If you’ve had your air conditioner for at least a few years, you can probably find patterns with your utility bills. You can predict how high your total will be with a fair amount of accuracy. As wear-and-tear takes its toll on your air conditioner, you may notice that your utility bills become more expensive than they used to.

When your air conditioner can’t work at its full potential, it takes longer to cool your home. The longer it takes to cool your home, the more energy your system uses. The more energy your system uses, the higher your bills are. Therefore, high energy bills is a sign that there is either something wrong with your system or your system is nearing the end of its life.

It is worth noting that there are a variety of other factors, other than age, that can affect the efficiency of your air conditioner. If you are unsure what is causing your efficiency issues, contact Modern Air Solutions for help.

No Air, Warm Air, or Poor Air Flow

The reason you bought your air conditioner is that you wanted your Bensalem home to be cool when it's hot outside. If warm air, no air, or very little air is coming out of your vents, your air conditioner isn’t doing its job.

Like some of the other signs on this list, this problem can occur for a variety of reasons. However, a failing system can be one of these reasons. No cool air may mean that the compressor has failed or that the refrigerant levels are too low. Modern Air Solutions can help you determine what the issue is so your family can be cool and comfortable again as soon as possible.

Strange Sounds, Strange Odors, or Leaks

It is a good idea to inspect your air conditioner regularly. Listen for strange sounds, make sure there are no weird smells, and look for any leaks. Strange sounds likely mean there is a problem inside your system. Strange smells can mean mold or mildew growth or burned out wire installation. A refrigerant leak can be harmful to your family so it is important to contact Modern Air Solutions and get the issue fixed quickly.

You can contact Modern Air Solutions through our website or by calling (215) 490-3433. If you have noticed one or more of the signs on this list, we can help you determine approximately how much longer your air conditioner will last, help you choose a new system, and install that system for you.