A new AC unit typically lasts about 15 years from the date of installation. The benefits of a new unit are energy efficiency, better load capacity and a more comfortable home. So when monthly cooling costs continue to rise, your system is outdated or the unit has trouble cooling the house, a visit by the Superior Heating & Air team may be required.

A few tips to help prolong the life of the AC unit are  regular air filter changes, running controlled thermostat cycles and turning the temperature up when you’re not at home. These subtle changes can help improve the efficiency of your unit by allowing it to rest more often. With harsh summer conditions, everyone needs a break from working outside.

If a problem is too large to fix, sometimes the more cost effective option becomes replacement. When that time comes, it’s best to consult a qualified and trained professional.