Once your air conditioner or heat pump is 8 years old, we recommend customers start budgeting for equipment replacement. You should have a few good years left, but it gives you time to save up so you aren’t surprised when your A/C kicks the bucket. This is especially important for customers who want to be able to pay cash for their new system and do not have a desire to seek out financing options. More and more often, we are seeing customers choose to finance their new air conditioning and heating system instead of choosing to pay cash. This enables customers to replace their current system with one that is more efficient or has more health and comfort enhancements.