As your air conditioning system approaches the 10-year mark, it's time to start considering a replacement. The average lifespan of an HVAC unit can range from 10 to 20 years, depending on several factors. If your system is more than a decade old, it may still be functioning, but it's likely that it has become much less efficient and is costing you extra money. If you live in a hot climate like Florida and run your air conditioner all day, every day, you'll need to replace it more often - as often as every 30 days. You should inspect your AC unit at least once a month to make sure it's not dirty.
To determine if the time has come to replace your air conditioner or if you can keep your current one for a few more years, ask yourself the following questions:
- Is my air conditioner more than 10 years old?
- Is my air conditioner more than 15 years old?