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The lifespan of a central air conditioner is about 15-20 years. Once an old air conditioner starts to go, repair costs can really add up. Common repairs can range from $200-$2000. Replacement is often a better investment than repair.
New air conditioners are about 60% more efficient than their 15-year-old counterparts. Better efficiency translates into lower utility bills which can partially offset replacement costs.
Also consider that air conditioners made after 2010 use state-of-the-art environmentally friendly refrigerants that minimize damage to the ozone layer — a benefit for all of us who care about our planet.
Plus, Murphy's Law of Air Conditioner Breakdowns says that if you have a dicey air conditioner, it will break down when the temperature hits 94 degrees and you have out-of-town guests arriving in an hour. Heat waves can push marginal equipment over the edge. Sometimes it pays to think ahead!
We understand that some people prefer a quick overview, while others want in-depth information. Learn more by going to our helpful information pages about AIR CONDITIONING ENERGY EFFICIENCY and DUCTLESS AIR CONDITIONING.
Check out our section about WHOLE HOUSE DEHUMIDIFIERS to learn how a dehumidifier can complement your air condtioner.