Having an AC that works well when hot summer days arrive is something you should always be grateful for. Anyone who’s ever had their AC go out when they need it most knows just how important AC maintenance and replacement are. If you’re not sure about the health of your AC, there’s no better time than spring to start learning! This will give you time to repair or replace the AC as needed before the summer heat arrives.

Age of the Unit

The exact lifespan of an AC unit varies depending on many factors, but there is a common age when an overall decline begins to occur. At around 10 years of age, most AC units will start experiencing issues more frequently. Using an old unit can become costly as the repair prices add up. Even worse, you never know when the unit will stop working entirely.

If your AC is more than 10 years old, replacing it at the first sign of issues is a good idea. Some units can last longer with regular maintenance and tune-ups.


AC units can last significantly longer if they’re maintained well. If you’re thinking about a replacement, consider how well your AC has been maintained over the years. Ideally, AC units should be serviced by an HVAC professional at least once a year. If you know definitively that your AC has not had the correct maintenance routine so far, it’s never too late to make positive changes!

Make a maintenance appointment to get a better idea of the current condition of your AC. Even if your unit is in good shape, it never hurts to have a professional tune-up done before you start running the AC more frequently this summer. 

Cost to Upgrade

Another important factor that impacts spring AC replacement is the cost. If you’ve been avoiding a replacement because of the cost, it’s time to explore your options. Replacing your AC unit may be more affordable than you think when you start to tally up how much you’ve spent on repairs and inflated energy costs related to poor AC efficiency. 

Spring is the perfect time to replace your AC on a budget too! Many HVAC contractors offer seasonal specials as summer approaches. Specials can include everything from a total replacement to professional tune-up services for a unit that isn’t ready to be replaced.

Contact Arlex Oil today to schedule your AC appointment with a specialist in your area! Our tune-ups can save big money and keep your AC working for years before a replacement is required. Give us a call today or fill out our online contact form for more information!