Risks of Not Upgrading an Older AC Unit

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As the weather turns back to the warm direction and we move toward the hot Arizona summer, home and building owners throughout Tempe and the rest of the state will be considering their air conditioner units and their quality. If you’re using an older AC unit, there’s a chance this time of year may be the ideal time to consider upgrading to a new, modern model that will serve your space better and more efficiently.

At Accurate Air, we’re here to help. We proudly offer a wide range of AC services, from basic service and tune-ups through repairs and even full replacements of your outdoor unit when needed. If your system is on the older end and you’ve been putting off replacing it, which risks are you exposing both yourself and your property to? Here are a few that should be avoided by upgrading the system when the time comes.


One of the most common issues we see with older air conditioners is refrigerant leaks. The Freon or other coolant inside the system is what helps to remove heat from your indoor air, and when it starts to leak, your system will gradually lose its ability to properly do its job.

Not only does this make your home or office uncomfortably warm, but it also puts unnecessary strain on the system, which can lead to a complete breakdown. Depending on the severity of the leak, you may be able to have it repaired, but in many cases, it’s more cost-effective in the long run to simply replace the entire unit.

Wiring and Electrical Issues

As your air conditioner ages, so does the wiring and electrical components that power it. Over time, these can start to fail, which can cause all sorts of AC-related problems. From tripping breakers to sparks and even fires, an outdated electrical system can be a huge safety hazard. If you’re experiencing any of these issues, it’s definitely time for an upgrade.

Fan Concerns

Another important component of your AC system is the fan. When this starts to wear down, it can cause all sorts of problems, from poor cooling performance to a loud and annoying noise when the unit is running. Replacing an old fan can help to restore your system to its former glory, and it may even end up saving you money on your energy bills in the future — but there also may be cases where a full replacement is necessary.

At Accurate Air, we want to help you keep your space cool and comfortable all summer long. If you’re unsure whether it’s time for a replacement or just a tune-up, our team of experts can help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and we’ll help you figure out the best course of action that stays within your budget.

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