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When Should I Replace My Air Conditioner

Action Heating & Air Conditioning

The prospect of having to replace your air conditioning unit is never a fun one. AC units are expensive. But, if you put off replacement for too long, you could end up paying for it in high utility bills or experience a complete breakdown on the hottest day in July. Wondering about the best time to replace your air conditioner in Chicagoland? Here are some guidelines to consider! 

When Its Lifespan is Up

If you’re properly maintaining your AC, you should expect it to last at least 10 to 12 years. Some models may be able to last even longer, about 15 to 20 years depending on the wear and tear. With older models, it’s probably best to assume it will only last 10 to 12 years, but if you’ve recently had an AC unit installed, a 15- to 20-year lifespan is more realistic. When getting close to the 10-year mark (or you’ve already reached it) and you’ve found your AC is in need of constant repairs, it may be beneficial to hire an air conditioning contractor to replace it now.

When It’s No Longer Working Effectively

Your AC unit has one job: to keep the building cool. While this is more challenging for the unit as it gets hotter, you should be able to rely on your AC. If it’s not performing its duties as desired, it may be time to consider replacing it. Sometimes the issue could be fixed by a simple repair, but if the unit is old or the air conditioning contractor tells you the issue is serious, don’t stay sweating in your own home or business. You deserve to be comfortable!

Is It Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner in Chicagoland?

Still not sure if it’s the right time to get a new AC? The best thing you can do is talk to the experts at Action Heating & Air Conditioning. Since 1989, residents of the Chicagoland suburbs have trusted us with all their HVAC needs. We are happy to inspect your unit and determine the lifespan it should have left or recommend if now is the best time to replace it. To get started, call us at (630) 858-6315 or send us a message at today!

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