Painting your air conditioner may improve its aesthetic appeal, but it could cause other issues if it’s not done carefully. Basic surface prep, followed by a couple of coats of spray paint may restore a pleasing appearance to an aging unit. However, it’s important to realize that painting your air conditioner won’t turn back the hands of time when it comes to the system’s cooling performance, efficiency or reliability.
Replacing your air conditioner is a big and potentially stressful task. This causes many homeowners to put it off until it's too late, and it costs them in either comfort, inconvenience or repair bills. Here are some ways you can tell when it’s time for an A/C replacement.