When is the Right Time to Replace Your AC Unit?

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?
According to Energy Star, you should consider replacing your air conditioner if it is more than 10 years old, and you should seriously consider replacing the air conditioner if it is more than 15 years old, since this is the average lifespan of most cooling devices. If your system is at that threshold, it's usually wise to start looking for an AC replacement company. They can help you find the right unit for your home and install it correctly so that you can enjoy cool air for many years to come.