Do you have central AC? These central air conditioning FAQs may help you keep your system running and help you decide when it’s time for a replacement.

In Miami, air conditioning is a year-round necessity for homeowners who want to be as comfortable as possible. Many people have central air conditioning because it is more convenient—that is, when it doesn’t break down.

If you are curious about what it takes to maintain your central air (and to know when it is time to install a new system), these frequently asked questions could help you make better decisions.

Our Top Central Air Conditioning FAQs

Do I need to service my central AC every year?

Regular service is necessary for most appliances and machines to function properly, but what about central air? As air conditioning experts, we would not be doing our jobs if we told you anything other than an emphatic YES. Sure, your system might not break down if you don’t schedule service every single year, but think of the consequences. Without yearly service, you might:

  • Void your warranty.
  • Cause damage that is expensive to fix.
  • Lower the quality of air in your home.
  • Increase your utility bills.
  • Reduce your comfort because your system is not optimized.
  • Reduce the lifespan of your system.

In our experience, a yearly service call is worth it.

How long should my central AC last?

The answer to this question depends on whether you schedule maintenance at regular intervals over the life of your system. With regular maintenance performed by a professional, your system may last anywhere between 15 and 25 years, sometimes longer.

Without maintenance?

You could be looking at a lifespan of eight to 10 years before you need to replace your entire system.

Got a question that is not on our central air conditioning FAQ list? We are happy to give you an answer. Get in touch today.

Should I replace or repair my central air conditioning?

Deciding whether to repair or replace a malfunctioning or poorly performing central air conditioning unit can be complicated. You will need to weigh the cost of replacement and the added efficiency of a new system with the number of years a repair job will add to the life of your current system.

This is really a question that only an expert can answer after looking at your air conditioning system. When you talk to your technician, they will be able to provide you with the benefits and disadvantages of each decision.

Looking for answers to other central air conditioning FAQs?

At NESI Comfort, we are dedicated to making your life at home more comfortable and your decisions easier. If you have any questions about your current AC system, or if you want to learn more about installing a new system, please reach out to us now. We will send an experienced technician to your home to look at your system, diagnose any problems, and offer guidance on your next steps.