There are countless reasons to invest in a new air conditioning system. Your unit may fail to cool the entire home properly, or perhaps it’s old and not worth repairing. Whatever the case, today’s air conditioning offerings are varied and efficient. You’ll surely find a product worth your time and money. First and foremost though, you need to know the right time for a replacement.


The most significant factor when determining whether to replace or repair an air conditioning system is age. That will always be a deciding factor. The average lifespan of an air conditioning system ranges from 15 to 20 years. If your current unit is over 10 years old, consider purchasing a replacement. You’ll find today’s models are far more efficient and cost-effective overall.

Frequent Repairs

Another common reason for a replacement is frequent repairs. Your air conditioning system is only worth so much. If you are continuously scheduling repairs with a technician, that money could be better spent on a replacement. Consider the overall condition of your air conditioning unit. How often do you schedule repairs or maintenance? Total up what you’ve spent in repairs over the last few months, then research new units. You’ll see that a replacement is more cost-effective.

Replacement Tips

When replacing your air conditioning system, consider replacing the heating system at the same time. It is likely that both were installed simultaneously. If the furnace is more than 15 years old, it’s time to consider new opportunities. Furthermore, connecting an old furnace to a new, energy-efficient air conditioner prevents your new unit from performing at its peak. Finally, proper size and expert installation are key factors. Always consult a professional for the best results!

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If it’s time for a new air conditioning system, contact Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® by calling (706) 914-1617 ! We’ll use our expertise to cool your home!