Is my 15-year old AC unit still OK?
We get it. An AC unit represents a big investment in your property located in Brevard County, Melbourne FL, Cocoa FL, Merritt Island FL, Cocoa Beach FL, Cape Canaveral FL or Rockledge FL. In this brief guide, we address a question we hear a lot: ‘Is my 15-yr old AC unit still OK?’.
Let’s go through a quick checklist to get you your answer:
- Warranty: Check the manufacturer’s warranty. The warranty period generally represents a timeframe during which the manufacturer guarantees the operation of the unit. For example, if the warranty was for 10 years, you’ve been running on 5 years of good luck.
- Repair Costs: How frequently have you had to have your unit repaired? And what were the costs? As units age, the parts necessary to keep it running like new wear down, typically resulting in a more frequent need for repairs.
- Comfort/Needs: If your unit is 15 years old, chances are your needs have changed over the years. Is the current unit meeting your needs for comfort in your home or office?
- Energy Efficiency/Performance: As a unit ages it tends to perform less efficiently, costing you more each year in energy costs. Take a look at your bills this year and over the last decade to see the difference.