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Tick Tock…Are Your AC’s Golden Years Behind It?

Learn More About What Your AC’s Age Says About Its Effectiveness

When you first moved into your home, did you ever think to check how old the AC was? For many homeowners, the air conditioner is just another appliance that works without paying much attention to it. When your system is newer, that may seem like the case (unless you notice something like a dip in coolness). But not knowing the age of your system can have major consequences over time.

The older your air conditioner gets, the harder it has to work to keep you cool. While air conditioning repair and maintenance in your Land o’ Lakes, FL, home can keep an older system running efficiently and for as long as possible, time will always win in the end. An aging system requires more power, driving up your utility bill, and simply won’t produce the same cooling results as its newer counterpart.

Below you’ll find a few reasons why it may be time to consider swapping your aging air conditioner for a newer model.

Do You Know the Age of the Unit?

First off, it’s important to know exactly how old your air conditioner (or any appliance in your home) is because knowing the age will help you determine when a replacement is necessary. Here’s how you can find out:

  • Check the Nameplate
    • Most air conditioners have a nameplate with lots of information, including the brand, serial number and possibly the installation date. That date is your baseline for how long you’ve had your unit.
  • Look Up the Manufacture Date
    • Using the serial number on the nameplate, you can do a quick Google search for your specific unit. You should be able to find the manufacture date to show how old your unit truly is.
  • Give Us a Call
    • No nameplate? No problem. Give us a call, and we’ll help you figure out how long ago your unit may have been installed at your home. We’ll also be happy to provide our advice on what your next steps should be, too.

Why an Older Air Conditioner Can Do More Harm Than Good

Just like a long-loved classic car, an older air conditioner can still get the job done with regular maintenance and repair. And just like cars, a “shiny new model” isn’t necessarily a reason to upgrade year after year. But using the same unit for too long definitely causes wear and tear that takes a toll on your home comfort, whether you notice it or not. Issues may include:

  • Reduced cooling, especially on hot days
  • Higher energy bills
  • Greater risk of full system breakdowns or permanent damage
  • Potential hazards to your home, such as leaking refrigerant

If You’re Ready for an Install, Just Make the Call!

When it comes down to it, the decision to go through with air conditioner replacement in your Land O’ Lakes, FL, home is entirely up to you. But Cornerstone’s experts are ready to inspect and make recommendations to ensure you’re enjoying your home in total comfort.

To make the decision a little easier for you, we’re also currently offering a variety of AC coupons to help you get out with the old and in with the new!

Reach out to us today at 813.993.7995 for more info. We can’t wait to help you with your brand new air conditioner!