Answer: Unfortunately, no air conditioner lasts forever. Here are 4 signs that it's time to replace your air conditioner:
1) Your air conditioner system is old - Once your air conditioner is used for 10 years, it's going to be reaching the end of its lifespan. In some cases, a well-maintained air conditioner can last upwards of 15 years. However, it's most likely going to start needing more and more repairs after year 10.
2) Your air conditioner requires constant repairs - If you have made multiple a/c repair service calls throughout the years, most likely your air conditioner is on its last legs. Even if the repair costs don't seem to amount to much on their own, they'll begin to add up to the point where it will make financial sense to just replace it.
3) Your energy bill is increasing - If your air conditioner has a low SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating), then replacing it with a new unit could save you substantially on your energy costs. Newer units are rated at a minimum of 13 SEER. If you notice that your energy bills are rising, then your unit may just not be working efficiently anymore due to general wear and tear as well.
4) Your air conditioner is ineffective - If you're having a difficult time cooling your home evenly and effectively even after multiple repairs and maintenance services, it's simply time to replace it.
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