Every appliance has an expected service life. That includes your air conditioner. As a homeowner, you naturally want to maximize the service life of your air conditioner so you can avoid the expense and hassle of replacing it. That’s certainly understandable, but at what point is your best option to simply replace your old air conditioner rather than invest in repairs and routine maintenance?
Typically, a central air conditioner will last you about 15 years. So, if your air conditioner is near that age and it’s requiring costly repairs, you might be better off upgrading to a new system rather than pouring more money into one that might soon give out entirely.
But that’s not the only reason to upgrade an aging air conditioning system. According to Energy.gov, “Even if your air conditioner is only 10 years old, you may save 20% to 40% of your cooling energy costs by replacing it with a newer, more efficient model.” Another words, an old air conditioner can cost you money even if it doesn’t need to be repaired. Its inefficiency will cost you every month with higher energy costs.
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