A typical air conditioning system has a lifespan anywhere between ten to 30 years, depending on several factors like make, model, and maintenance history. Unless the system completely breaks down, most people scratch their heads on whether they should upgrade their air conditioning.
If repairs are eating your budget away, you might find it much more affordable to get a new one. But for situations that aren’t as cut and dry, here are a few tips to help you make a decision.
Consult a Technician
While repairs may be the primary reason for talking to a technician, these professionals can also provide insight on any underlying conditions your system might have, and the options available. A full inspection by a professional exposes any potential problems and limitations and helps determine the efficiency of your current air conditioner.
A technician may also accurately gauge how much life your system has left, so you can make an informed decision on whether an upgrade is worth it.
The Value of a Quality Upgrade
People sometimes have misplaced confidence in repairs, thinking it saved them money and would last them forever. But if a technician points out reasons for an upgrade, it might be worth considering. For starters, Conduct Air Conditioning knows your family can benefit from better, cleaner air quality from a newer system. It helps reduce allergens that trigger asthma and other respiratory problems that an older system simply cannot handle.
Energy efficiency is also a major consideration for upgrading. Older systems consume more power while cooling the air only so slightly, especially those that have been in use for ten years or more. Newer air models are more efficient, letting you save on energy costs over time.
Apart from the environmental, health, and energy-saving benefits of a new system, it just feels right to have a properly ventilated and cooled home.