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Is 2024 Your Year for a New Air Conditioner?



Air conditioners are only designed to last for between 10 and 15 years. If you’re at or near the 15-year mark and your air conditioner is still working, that’s great! But you should still begin considering your upgrade options for when the time comes.

There are so many benefits to installing a new air conditioner in your home. You can keep reading to learn more about the signs that it’s time to upgrade your air conditioner and why you might want to do so, even if your unit is still working great. When you’re ready, give our team a call for AC installation in Layton.

Your Current AC Is Old

One of the easiest ways to identify that it’s time for a new air conditioner is by the age of your current air conditioner. ACs are only designed to last for between 10 and 15 years. The closer that you get to the 15-year mark, the more likely it is that you will need to replace your unit with a newer model. This is especially true when the age of your unit is coupled with any of the additional signs that we are outlining below.

There Are Airflow Restrictions

If your AC unit is struggling to move air from inside the central unit through your home, that’s a sign that it is losing power or functionality. Sometimes airflow problems are easy to fix. You just need to change out the air filter, reseal ductwork, or address blockages. 

But if none of these problems are contributing to poor airflow, it may simply be that your AC unit is reaching the end of its lifespan. You could invest in a new blower motor or other component, but many major repairs can cost thousands of dollars. In an older AC unit, your money is better spent investing in a newer model.

Energy Costs Are High

It’s also a red flag that your air conditioner is reaching the end of its life if your energy costs are high. Air conditioners that were installed 10 to 15 years ago are less efficient than the models we are installing today. Additionally, air conditioners are known to lose some of their energy efficiency during the last couple of years of life. 

If you have energy bills that are creeping up and staying high no matter what you do to conserve energy, your air conditioner is probably consuming more and more energy to produce the same results. The good news is that upgrading can save you a lot on your monthly energy bills. You can even slash your energy cost for cooling in half by investing in a high-efficiency air conditioner.

You’re Making Frequent Repairs

If you’re frequently scheduling service calls with our team, it may be time to stop putting Band-Aids on larger problems and invest in a new air conditioner instead. Toward the end of your air conditioner’s life, things may begin to go wrong at a more rapid pace. 

Even if they are only small and inexpensive repairs, the costs can add up over weeks and months. Plus, it’s honestly a hassle to have to continue making repairs over and over again. You can call us, and we can assess your air conditioner to offer guidance on our recommendation for an upgrade.

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