Signs you need a new AC
You most likely need a need to replace your current AC if it:
- Is more than 10 years old. Most air conditioners only last 10–15 years. If yours is approaching”old age”, you might want to consider replacing it.
- Has needed a lot of repairs lately. Repair costs add up quickly. Here’s a little tip: If the cost of a repair multiplied by your AC’s age is more than the cost of a new unit, the repair probably isn’t worth it.
- Is increasing your energy bills. Air conditioners tend to lose efficiency as they get older. As the unit suffers more wear and tear, it has to work harder (and use more energy) to cool your home.
- Has an expired warranty. If your warranty is no longer valid, the manufacturer won’t guarantee the parts on your AC. That means you’re stuck paying for all repairs out of pocket, which usually isn’t worth it compared to getting a new unit.
Learn more about when to replace your AC in our blog, “How Do I Know My Air Conditioner Has Seen Its Final Days?“