should I replace my 15-year-old air conditioner

You might be wondering, ‘Should I replace my 15-year old air conditioner?’ The average lifespan of your AC is 10-15 years, but as it ages, it becomes less efficient. It might be in your best interest to replace your old AC with a unit that’s more energy-efficient. It saves you money in the long run and increases the chance of selling your home if it’s on the market.

 

While replacing your AC isn’t an easy decision to make, here are some factors to consider: 

 

How old is your AC?

 

The health and efficiency of your AC depend on a number of factors, and age is one of them. As a rule of thumb, when your AC is past its warranty period, it’s time to start planning for its replacement.  Some of its parts may become unavailable over time, so if your AC is old and has been exposed to harsh elements, consider buying a new unit. 

 

Is your AC well-maintained? 

 

Maintaining your AC prolongs the lifespan of your unit, so it lasts for up to 15 years. If you skipped annual maintenance, expect a shorter lifespan.  We can’t stress enough how maintenance saves components of your AC from aging quickly. Technicians get to fix small issues before they grow more serious and place strain on your AC, leading to massive repairs.  Annual maintenance also ensures your system isn’t low on refrigerant, which causes weak airflow, a surge in utility bills, and odd sounds coming from your AC. 

 

How often does it break down? 

 

You must keep an eye on your AC’s performance once it turns about 10 years old. If your AC keeps suffering from frequent breakdowns despite regular maintenance, it’s probably time to replace it. Even if it’s working now, it’s more likely going to waste energy or suffer a breakdown in the summer. 

 

Is your energy bill going up? 

 

Without fighting against dirty vents and filters, your AC will use less power. But as it gets older, it also gets less efficient. This increasingly puts more strain on the unit, so your AC consumes more energy without even reaching the temperature you desire.  When running your AC comes with a hefty electric bill, consider replacing it. 

 

Let’s help you decide 

 

Your AC usually shows subtle signs of distress before a massive breakdown. When you watch out for signs that you need air conditioner repair, you can address problems before they get worse. You can start preparing for future repairs or replacements if you pay attention to your AC’s current performance.  If you need additional help in deciding whether to repair or replace your 15-year old AC, feel free to reach out to us, so we can discuss what works best for you. We make sure your new AC is properly sized for your home, and that it’s operating at peak performance for as long as possible. 

 

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