6 Signs It's Time For a New Air Conditioner

November 10, 2021 – 5 min read

Is your air conditioner beginning to show signs of wear and tear? You’ll be amazed at the latest advancements and features offered by new and more environmentally friendly units. It might just be time to upgrade your old air conditioner.

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1. Older Model

No-one wants their air conditioner breaking down on the hottest day in summer. Depending on your air conditioner’s age, it might be time to consider putting your money towards an up-to-date and energy-efficient model with a great warranty to give you complete peace of mind.

An old air conditioner that has been well maintained should last for about 10 years, while modern units can keep running for around 20 years. Leading brands including Fujitsu, Panasonic, Hisense, Kelvinator and Samsung all offer a generous five-year manufacturer’s warranty, providing real value for money.

2. Frequent Repairs

Are you having constant issues with your air conditioner? Common problems include not turning on, not blowing cold air, low refrigerant, damage to the coils, fan problems, thermostat issues and clogged drains.

Cleaning the filters and getting your unit serviced every year will help keep it in good running condition. If it’s been a while since it was last cleaned and checked, chances are you could be up for costly repairs.

Look for new air conditioners with an automatic self-cleaning function, such as the Samsung Geo-plus Split System, which dries off residual moisture after you’ve turned off the unit, helping to ensure its longevity.

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3. Air Quality Issues

Do you suffer from allergies or asthma? Consider switching to an air conditioner with added features, such as an air purifier and dehumidifier.

The Panasonic Reverse Cycle Split System includes a Nanoe-G air purification system, which removes fine particles and microorganisms for improved air quality. Meanwhile, the triple layer Tri-Care Filter on the Samsung Geo-plus Split System extracts bacteria, germs and allergens, and has been approved by the National Asthma Council Australia’s Sensitive Choice program. It also has an Easy Filter anti-bacterial coating to protect against airborne contaminants and a dehumidification mode to reduce moisture in the air for added comfort.

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4. Strange Noises

Unusual sounds coming from your air conditioner are usually a sign there is something wrong. While it may be repairable, the last thing you want is an irritating and repetitive sound in your home while you’re trying to work, relax or entertain.

Older models are also generally noisier to run. If you’ve been living with an older air conditioner for some time, you’ll be amazed at the whisper quiet operation of the newer models. The Fujitsu Reverse Cycle Split System includes a Low Noise mode to reduce the outdoor compressor and fan speed, and a Super Quiet mode to reduce the indoor unit’s fan speed for peace and quiet – both inside and outside the home.

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The Fujitsu Reverse Cycle Split System

5. Leaks or Excess Moisture

It is never a good sign when your air conditioner starts to leak water or chemicals. It could be due to a clogged or damaged drainpipe, a dirty air filter, low refrigerant or another fault. Depending on the age of your unit, a new air conditioner might be a better option than a potentially expensive fix.

A new unit also gives you the chance to enjoy smart features such as the Kelvinator Reverse Cycle Split System’s Home Comfort App, allowing you to adjust and control your air conditioner from anywhere.

“It is never a good sign when your air conditioner starts to leak water or chemicals”

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The Kelvinator Reverse Cycle Split System

6. Your Energy Bill is High

A sudden spike in your electricity bill may be due to an air conditioner working overtime to keep your house cool. Advancements in technology mean air conditioners are more energy-efficient and cheaper to run than ever before. Even if you haven't noticed a rise in your bill, you can compare the energy rating of your old unit with a new one to work out how much you can save each year on your running costs.

Most brands these days offer an energy saving mode, such as the Hisense Reverse Cycle Split System’s Eco Mode. It also includes an I Feel mode auto-sensor to track your movement and direct airflow to your position in the room.

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The Hisense Reverse Cycle Split System

There are so many benefits to installing a new air conditioner in your home. Enjoy environmentally friendly comfort, clean and fresh air, and a quiet setting with a reliable unit from one of our trusted brands. Visit us in-store or online to explore our full range of home heating and cooling appliances.

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