Air conditioning systems are essential for maintaining a comfortable indoor environment, but like any other mechanical equipment, they eventually wear out and need to be replaced.
Here are some warning signs and timelines for replacing different types of air conditioning systems.

 

When To Replace Split System Air Conditioning

Split system air conditioning units typically last between 10 to 15 years, depending on how well they are maintained.

Here are some warning signs that it’s time to replace your split system air conditioning:

  • Your energy bills have increased significantly.
  • The unit is no longer providing adequate cooling or heating.
  • There are strange noises coming from the unit.
  • The unit is leaking or producing excess moisture.
  • The unit is emitting strange odours.

If your split system air conditioning is exhibiting any of these warning signs, it’s time to consider a replacement.

 

When To Replace Ducted Air Conditioning

Ducted air conditioning systems are more complex than split systems and typically last between 15 to 20 years.

Here are some warning signs that it’s time to replace your ducted air conditioning:

  • The unit is no longer providing adequate cooling or heating.
  • The unit is producing strange smells or odors.
  • The unit is emitting strange noises.
  • The unit is leaking or producing excess moisture.
  • Your energy bills have increased significantly.

If you notice any of these warning signs, it’s time to get your ducted air conditioning system assessed by a professional. In some cases, repairs may be sufficient, but if your system is over 15 years old, it may be more cost-effective to replace it.

 

When To Replace Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning

Reverse cycle air conditioning systems typically last between 10 to 15 years, depending on how well they are maintained.

Here are some warning signs that it’s time to replace your reverse cycle air conditioning:

  • The unit is no longer providing adequate heating or cooling.
  • The unit is producing strange smells or odours.
  • The unit is emitting strange noises.
  • The unit is leaking or producing excess moisture.
  • Your energy bills have increased significantly.

If you notice any of these warning signs, it’s time to consider a replacement. Additionally, if your reverse cycle air conditioning is over 10 years old, it’s a good idea to start planning for a replacement soon.

 

When To Replace Evaporative Air Conditioning

Evaporative air conditioning systems typically last between 10 to 15 years, depending on how well they are maintained.

Here are some warning signs that it’s time to replace your evaporative air conditioning:

  • The unit is no longer providing adequate cooling.
  • The unit is producing strange smells or odors.
  • The unit is emitting strange noises.
  • The unit is leaking or producing excess moisture.
  • Your energy bills have increased significantly.

If you notice any of these warning signs, it’s time to consider a replacement. Additionally, if your evaporative air conditioning is over 10 years old, it’s a good idea to start planning for a replacement soon.

 

Air conditioning systems are essential for maintaining a comfortable indoor environment, but they eventually wear out and need to be replaced.

Keep an eye out for the warning signs discussed above, and be aware of the typical lifespans of different types of air conditioning systems. If you’re unsure about the state of your air conditioning system, it’s always a good idea to consult with a professional to assess its condition and provide recommendations for replacement or repair.

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