As the saying goes, time flies. This is true not only in our own lives but the life of central air conditioners. The life of cooling systems that have had regular maintenance is 12 to 15 years can fly by (This is true for furnaces too).
Make your air conditioner last
The first, and most important thing you can do to make your system last is regular professional maintenance. Having your AC tuned up every year will not only keep it running efficiently, it will also help fix little problems before they become big problems. Next, there are things you can personally do such as replacing the air filter, regularly check and clear the drain line and make sure the outside unit is free of debris that can clog it up.
When is it time to replace your unit?
No one wants to spend money if they don’t have to, but sometimes spending money on replacing your system is the most cost effective decision you can make. There are times when there is a catastrophe breakdown and you don’t really have a choice but to replace. At other times, you can choose to either pour money into continual repairs of an older unit or replace it.
Twin City Heating and Air has qualified technicians that can help you keep your AC system running almost as long as you want to. We’ll also advise you when replacing it is really the most cost efficient option. Replacing your air conditioner is cost effective when continual repairs can become overly costly. Second, today’s units are more energy efficient and technologically advanced and provide more comfort at lower operating costs.
The best way to decide if it’s time to replace is to schedule a free consultation to discuss your options with one of Twin City Heating and Air’s trusted comfort advisers. Our advisers can work with you and your specific needs to keep you comfortable on all levels.