Signs that I Should Replace My AC
Usually, three major factors will indicate when it is time to replace or upgrade your HVAC system:
Age: In Florida’s tropical climate, air conditioning systems typically last for seven to nine years. Beyond this milestone, your system will likely break down more frequently and operate less efficiently, driving up your utility bills.
Efficiency: New air conditioners offer higher Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratings (SEER) than older models. A higher SEER number indicates higher efficiency and lower operating costs. In most cases, investing in a newer unit pays for itself through savings on energy bills and repairs in just a few short years.
Working condition: If your system breaks down repeatedly, offers low or average quality, or has not been properly maintained, then investing in a new AC may make more financial sense than pouring money into a dying unit.