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When should I replace my existing AC and buy new AC?

An air-conditioning unit is a sizeable investment in the first instance. However, the costs of repairing an old, inefficient AC unit also rack up. Most air conditioners have a useful life of at least 10 years. Simple repairs like condenser clogging or a worn fan belt can be resolved for a nominal amount. However, even with continuous maintenance, there will be a phase when your air conditioning system won’t function effectively.


What is the right time to replace my air conditioner and buy new AC?

If you want to assess the condition/ remaining useful life of your existing unit, for repair or replacement or for annual servicing, why not raise a service request on the OneDios App? We provide an application to raise a service request for all top brands such as Panasonic, LG, Hitachi, Daikin, Samsung, Carrier, Voltas, etc.

Signs that indicate your air conditioner needs replacement:

1. Air conditioning unit has reached the end of its lifespan

Appliances have an operational lifespan or useful life. The average useful life of an AC is 15 years as per consumer reports. If your AC unit is 10 years or older, you may want to consider replacing it instead of fixing it. This is particularly true when you consider the evolution of inefficiency in the making of air conditioner units in the past decade. The AC units which are more than 10 years old, most likely use R-22 refrigerant. This kind of freon is obsolete and dangerous to the environment. Therefore, upgrading to a newer system will decrease your carbon footprint and potentially reduce your monthly electricity expenditure.

2. Air Conditioning unit requires recurrent and expensive repairs

Would you drive an old car that needs continuous repair? Then why do we accept repairing our ACs on regular basis? Why not go for new AC?
If you are frequently facing expensive repair costs for your AC unit, it is high time to consider buying a newer and more efficient model. If your AC is continuously breaking down with issues like warm air, nonfunctional thermostat, leakage around the unit, loud noises, strange odor when the AC is switched on, etc. or if your AC requires repair three to four times in a couple of months, it is advisable to purchase a new AC, rather than repairing it.
Next time your air conditioner gives a problem, download the OneDios app. With OneDios get service from professional assistance directly from the brand.

3. Air conditioner runs inefficiently:

If your home feels humid or too hot, it indicates that your AC unit is struggling to push enough air and is not able to maintain a consistent temperature. If your AC has a low SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, i.e. below 13, it will cost you a lot of money to run it, therefore it is worthwhile to replace it with a more efficient unit. SEER is the amount of energy required to provide a definite cooling output.
If your monthly utility bill increases over a period of time, that’s another sign that you need to buy a new AC.


If you are seeking to get your AC serviced, you can raise a service request with Onedios. OneDios is a one-stop-shop for all your service, complaints, and repair requests. It keeps the track of the history of your machine service and part replacement. You can schedule the next maintenance of your AC in advance and also buy an extended warranty and AMC’s for all brands.

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