How Old is Too Old for an A/C Unit


Posted by manager on March 14, 2019

If your air conditioning system is as old as your teenager, think about swapping it out. 

The average lifespan of an A/C system ranges from 15 to 20 years old, and any system older than 13 is probably costing you more than it should in electricity bills., because efficiency standards were tightened in 2006*.

 Also, older refrigerants are being phased out and could become increasingly expensive and hard to find.

If your A/C is starting to act like a balky teenager (rolling its eyes at you when you turn it on, moaning when you ask it to do some work, shutting down without warning), give us a call. We can usually get it running smoothly for you again with a little attitude adjustment, but if a new system makes sense, we'll advise you of your best options and install it quickly and expertly to get you ready for the hot weather.

Call us at (800) 832-7090 or visit our A/C page for more information.

*During a bad heat wave you could spend $20/day--$600/month--to cool your home!

Higher efficiency ratings mean savings on your utility bill and reduce your environmental impact. Here are cost-savings estimates based on the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating:

13 SEER - save approximately 25%

16 SEER - save approximately 37%

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