In case your unit is acting up and costing you money, it may be time to replace it.
If you’ve had your cooling system for ten years or longer, you may need to replace it to avoid costly repairs, replacements, and higher bills.
Do you notice some hot spots in your home or higher electrical bills when you run your home’s cooling system? The unit may need to be replaced if it lacks cool air, builds up moisture, has strange sounds, foul smells, and runs nonstop, is noisy, requires frequent repairs, and is over 10 years old. A typical AC unit lasts 10 to 15 years. A variety of factors affect the lifespan of an AC unit. Regularly servicing your AC unit will determine its life span. Regular checkups and maintenance, big and small, will extend your home cooling system’s life. To extend the lifespan of your AC unit, have your AC unit inspected once per year. Keeping your AC unit in good working order requires regular inspections. Don’t run your AC 24/7. It is far too expensive to run an AC unit day or night during the hottest spells. Running your AC non-stop will wear it down and lead to repairs and replacements before you know it. Every so often, it is important to give your AC a break. This will let the components rest and your equipment will last longer. To stay cool in other ways, you can keep shades closed, use a programmable thermostat, keep a fan in an occupied room, and open up windows at night to create a cross breeze that pairs with your fan.