How Many Miles Does Your Air Conditioner Have?

If your air conditioner were a car, every year you would drive 27,600 miles.

Most automakers recommend oil service every 7,000 miles. Most recommend tune-ups every 30,000 miles.

When was the last time you had your air conditioning system serviced? Your air conditioner is a mechanical system, the same as your car. It needs periodic service and maintenance.

Neglect your air conditioner and it will run less efficiently (just like your car).

Neglect your air conditioner long enough and it will eventually break down (just like your car). While you won't be stranded by the side of the road, you will be stranded in a hot house. Since utility research studies show that the energy savings from an A/C tune-up is more than the cost of the service, you might as well get it done.

Get Your A/C Serviced When Your Car is Serviced

A good rule of thumb to follow is to schedule your comfort system for service whenever you have your car serviced. This will keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

What Does Your A/C Odometer Read?

  • The 10 year old air conditioner has 220,800 miles on it
  • The 15 year old air conditioner has 414,000 miles on it
  • The 20 year old air conditioner has 552,000 miles on it

Maybe it's time for a new model. The new, high efficiency air conditioners are in and are saving people hundreds of dollars in utilities. With the competitive financing, a new system is surprisingly affordable. Look at your utility bill. You're already paying for a new air conditioner. The problem is you're paying the utility and not getting anything got it. Invest in a new air conditioner and you'll improve your home's comfort while slashing utilities.