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How many hours a day do you run your central air conditioning system? With the warm, moist climate we have here in Boca Raton chances are you’ve got it kicking on very frequently. As a result, there will come a time when it just isn’t working like it used to and it will time for a replacement. So, how do you when this time will come? Find out below:

An air conditioning repairman working on a compressor unit.


The age of your system plays a major role in determining whether it’s time to replace it or not. Most central air systems will have a lifespan of about 10-15 years, but it’s time to start thinking about replacement after 10 years. After all, think about how much more energy efficient newer systems can be.

Additionally, some older systems use R22, a freon refrigerant that is being phased out. Refilling your system could be costly.

Repair Costs

Have you been spending a small fortune on air conditioning repairs lately? This is another signal that it may be time to have your old system replaced. Even though it might cost more upfront, a new system isn’t going to require many repairs.

Uncomfortable Home Climate

Your home is supposed to be a comfortable place to relax. It’s your air conditioner’s job to keep it cool and remove moisture from the air. If you’ve noticed that your home has been excessively humid and uncomfortable lately, it could be because your air conditioner is no longer doing its job.

Have additional questions about the productivity of your central air system? Contact the experts at Aspen Air Conditioning today – we’d love to speak with you!

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