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.
When you’re ready to replace your current air conditioning and heating system, you may be surprised at how much they can cost. This varies greatly depending on your specific home, comfort preferences, etc. because no two situations are ever the same. When you sit down with your Comfort Advisor and they go over a few different options with you, here are some things to keep in mind:
There are 8,760 hours in 1 year. An air conditioning system runs for over 3,000 hours per year in Florida on average.
What else do you use for this many hours? Let’s take a look…
- A typical household uses their washer and dryer to clean 4 loads of laundry per week. One cycle typically takes 30 minutes to wash and 1 hour to dry, so the washer and dryer are being used for about 6 hours per week or 312 hours per year.
- The average driver travels about 13,500 miles per year in their vehicle. At an average of 50 mph, we can assume the average driver uses their vehicle for about 270 hours per year.
Just think – you will use your air conditioning and heating system about 10x more than you use your washer and dryer or your vehicle!
Additionally, you will have your air conditioning system for 10-12 years, whereas the average vehicle owner owns their vehicle for only 3 years.
What do you think a new air conditioning and heating system should be worth?
If you would like more information on replacing your air conditioning and heating system, contact us today for a free estimate! Call or text us 24/7 at (941) 485-2222.