Did you know the average lifespan of an air conditioner is 15 to 20 years? Different manufacturers have different expectations, but in general, that’s what you can expect.
Other factors can influence the age. How often it is used, how well you maintain it, if it’s properly sized for your home; all of this and more play a part in how long your air conditioner will last.
But sooner or later, your air conditioner is going to start wearing down. You’ll have more repair bills. And you’ll have to decide if it’s worth fixing, or it’s time for replacement. Which makes the most sense for you?
There comes a point in time where repairing your air conditioner gets expensive. Even though they may be small repairs, they happen more frequently. It gets costly when you have a technician come out for a repair multiple times in a season.
That’s when you should start thinking about replacement. The initial cost of replacement might be high, but you’re buying yourself peace of mind and the knowledge that you won’t have costly repair bills well into the future. The warranty of your new air conditioner can also give you added protection.
The average air conditioner is around 15 to 20 years. As your air conditioner creeps towards that timeframe, you can expect more problems with your equipment. If you know your air conditioner is getting older, be proactive rather than waiting for failure. By planning ahead, you can do your research, talk with a professional, and get the best deal possible. You’ll be able to take your time making a decision rather than being forced to make one on the hottest day of the year.
The Warning Signs
Air conditioners rarely fail without giving you warning signs.
Have you noticed your utility bills rising? That’s a sure sign your air conditioner is using more energy to provide you with the same service. Or maybe you’ve noticed hot or cold spots throughout your home. That could be a signal your air conditioner can’t keep up with demand.
The best way to solve these problems is to have a professional check out your system and find where the problem lies. If you’re in need of repair service for your air conditioner, or have questions about how well your equipment operates, give us a call today.