Expert AC and Heating Installation
Modern furnaces, air conditioners, and heat pumps should have a service life of 15 to 20 years. Older air conditioners had an expected service life of about 10 to 15 years. The operating costs of all these units climb as they near the end of their service life.
When it comes to determining whether to replace your system, there are a few factors to consider. First, simply consider the age and the risk of a breakdown. If you plan a replacement rather than waiting for a failure, you gain peace of mind about your system’s reliability.
Next, consider your costs for running your system. Furnaces, ACs, and heat pumps all experience higher energy consumption as they near the end of their service life. Further, they will also see an increase in the number of repairs needed. When a single repair is more than 50% of the cost of a new system, it’s time for a replacement.