The decision to replace an air conditioning unit is a significant one, especially when your existing system has provided reliable service for two decades. Typically, a well-maintained air conditioner can last between 15 to 20 years. However, old units may still function but are less efficient and more prone to breakdowns. If your AC unit is nearing or has surpassed the 20-year mark, it’s reasonable to start considering replacement options.
Rising Energy Bills
Older units are less energy efficient than newer models. If you’ve noticed a rise in your energy bills despite similar usage patterns, this could be a sign of a less efficient AC unit. Newer AC models are designed to use less energy while providing the same or improved cooling power, which can save you significantly in the long run.
Another indicator it may be time for a replacement is if your unit requires frequent repairs. Like an old car, older air conditioners break down more often. Sometimes, these repairs can start out small but become much worse over time. Replacing your unit can help you avoid expensive repairs and inconvenient breakdowns.
Enjoy the Benefits of Modern Technology
Modern air conditioners are equipped with advanced technology, offering better energy efficiency, quieter operation, improved indoor air quality, and even smart home compatibility. If your 20-year-old unit is still running but struggling, a new unit could provide a significant upgrade in home comfort and energy savings.
Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. offers heating and air conditioning services for customers in Goochland County and the surrounding areas. We also specialize in sheet metal, indoor air quality, and water heaters. Our experienced team is also happy to answer your questions and discuss if an upgrade is right for you. Feel free to contact Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. today to learn more about our services.