1. Is your A/C unit more than 10 years old?
Air conditioning units usually last for 10-15 years. That's assuming that it was maintained well. If your cooling system is more than 10 years old and underperforming, you might want to consider replacing it. With the advancements in technology, newer air conditioners are built to be more energy-efficient and more environmentally-friendly than older systems. Freon, the main refrigerant used in older air conditioners and heat pumps, is known to be harmful to our ozone, so an upgrade can be better for your wallet, your comfort, and the planet.
2. Are your air conditioning expenses getting higher?
You might want to consider replacing your air conditioner if your utility bills are going up even though your usage has remained the same. The same thing applies if your unit constantly needs to be fixed. Replacing it with a newer and better unit could be more cost-effective.