In the world we have today with cell phones and Google, questions are expected to be answered in a maximum of 3 sentences. However, the answers to questions like “How much does installing a new air conditioner cost?” and “Is it worth it to replace my air conditioner?” are not that simple to answer. There are factors that must be taken into consideration such as, specific regulations for the county you live in, your home’s age, the kind of home you live in, and the quality of your home’s interior duct work.

These key indicators make purchasing an air conditioner a little more complicated than, say, buying your next pair of shoes. This is why it is important to choose to work with a company that employs Comfort Advisors who are well versed in assessing your home’s load calculation and other necessities that might not be obvious to your average Joe.

Sometimes replacing an air conditioner will save you more money in the long run because it will be more energy efficient. The older your AC gets, the less efficient it becomes. On average, the life expectancy of a well-maintained air conditioner is about 10-12 years. A good way to think of the life of your AC is to compare it to dog years (i.e. 1 year = 7 years to your air conditioner). We recommend customers start saving and planning for the purchase of a new unit once your air conditioner is 8 years old. This will give you time to gather funds together so you are ready when the time comes to make the replacement.

Still have questions about AC replacement? Is your unit in the age range of needing to be replaced? Don’t hesitate to take advantage of Tri County’s no-obligation Free Estimate/2nd Opinion Program today!