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When is a Good Time to Replace My Air Conditioner?

You can, and should, take great care of your air conditioner. You can schedule maintenance for it every year, call a professional as soon as you suspect it of having an issue, and generally do everything right that you’re supposed to do. No matter what, though, your air conditioner will eventually simply wear out. Most people don’t want their first inkling that their air conditioner may have a problem to be when the entire thing dies on them. So how can you tell when it’s time to replace your old air conditioner? Read on for some suggestions.


Air conditioners are generally made to last around 20 years with good maintenance. There are some that last a bit longer, but they are the exception. When your air conditioner reaches around two decades in age, it’s a good time to replace it. Even if nothing is strictly wrong with the air conditioner, you could probably save quite a bit of money by switching to a newer, more efficient model.


Once a system becomes old and worn out, the parts inside it will start to fail from years of accumulated wear and tear. You’ll start to notice this when you need to keep having your air conditioner repaired every few months. Under normal circumstances, an air conditioner shouldn’t need repairs more than once every couple of years. If your old system needs repairs very often, it’s probably time to replace it.


Finally, if you’re going to replace your air conditioning system, it’s a good idea to have it done during the spring. Summer is the most stressful time of year for air conditioners, and the added strain could easily cause your old system to break down permanently. So why not preempt it by installing a brand new system right before you’re going to need it most?

If you need to replace your air conditioner, call Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration. We replace air conditioners throughout the Santa Fe area.

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