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When Do I Need to Replace My Air Conditioning System?

Graphene Manufacturing Group explains how to tell when it’s time to replace your air conditioning system.

Keeping your business cool and comfortable during the summer months is crucial for both the satisfaction of your customers and the productivity of your employees. But how do you know when it’s time to replace your aging air conditioning system?

Many businesses put off replacing HVAC equipment until it fails due to the costs involved. In this blog, we explain how to tell if your system needs to be replaced, and outline strategies (such as an HVAC coil coating) to avoid replacing your system more frequently than needed.

When It’s Time for a New System

There are several tell-tale signs to be aware of when determining whether your system is ready to be replaced.

Age of the system

If your system is approaching or past 10-15 years of age, it’s a good indicator that you’ll need a replacement soon, unless they’ve been well maintained. Older systems run less efficiently and are more prone to breaking down.

Higher energy bills

An inefficient system will use more energy to try to maintain the target temperature. Notice a spike in your electricity bills even though your usage habits haven’t changed? Your system is likely not running at the same efficiency it used to.

Frequent repairs needed

If your system requires constant maintenance and repairs just to keep it working, that’s a red flag. The cost of repeated repairs can add up, and replacing the whole system often makes better financial sense at that point.

Poor cooling

If your HVAC system can’t keep your business as cool as it used to, even after you’ve had it serviced, the system simply may not have the capacity anymore. Upgrading to a newer, more powerful unit can be an effective solution. 

Strange noises or smells

Clunking, grinding or buzzing coming from your system are not good signs. Burning or plastic odours indicate real trouble. Don’t ignore these warning clues that something is wrong and needs attention.

The Heart of Your HVAC System – Condenser Coils

A component of your air conditioning system that is highly affected by the tell-tale signs for replacement is the condenser coils.

The coils contain refrigerant that absorbs heat from your business’s air. As warm air passes over the cold coil surfaces, moisture condenses and is drained away. This process cools and dehumidifies the air before it circulates back into your business.

Over time, the coils become corroded from exposure to moisture, minerals, and pollutants. This corrosion damages the coil fins and tubes, reducing heat transfer efficiency. As corrosion worsens, the coils can also develop leaks and refrigerant loss. Thus, your HVAC system must work harder to maintain comfort levels, leading to higher energy bills and eventually will need replacing.

Coil corrosion is a major factor in system breakdowns – which is why you should consider investing in an HVAC coil coating.

Reduce the need for replacement with THERMAL-XR® HVAC Coil Coating

THERMAL-XR® is a cutting-edge graphene-based HVAC coil coating designed to help extend the lifespan of air conditioning systems. This innovative coating leverages the exceptional thermal conductivity of graphene to enhance heat transfer and prevent corrosion.

Don’t wait until your HVAC system fails in the hot summer months. Be proactive and contact us today about applying THERMAL-XR® to your system.