When Should You Replace Your AC Unit?

One of the challenges homeowners face is that few people are experts on every topic related to their home and its systems. Most people know some home systems better than others. The HVAC system is one component some people do not understand well, so what are the issues they should consider if an AC replacement services technician suggests it is time to replace your air conditioner?

The typical home air conditioner lasts 15 to 8 years. A heat pump system does not last as long because it heats and cools, so it runs year-round and experiences more wear and tear.

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Three issues to consider when AC replacement services suggest replacing your unit are: was your unit installed correctly, has it been maintained well, and how hard do you run the system?

It can be difficult for the average person to assess whether your unit was installed correctly. Still, if your unit has consistently run well and cooled your home as needed, the installation likely was done well. Also, if you maintain the system correctly and have never had a technician suggest the unit was installed wrong, you likely are okay. Finally, if you have not burdened the system by keeping the thermostat in the 60s throughout the summer, you should get a second opinion about your AC unit.


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